Erdogan denies possible amnesty for PKK terrorists
In a breakfast organized by representatives of some civil society groups in Balikesir on Sunday, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan dismissed the rumors of a possible general amnesty for the outlawed PKK as part of government-sponsored efforts to end the terror problem in Turkey. "A general amnesty will not happen by any means. I have stated this several times before. I do not consider myself eligible to pardon a man who killed innocent people," said Erdogan. Stating that his government is decisive about putting an end to the terror problem, despite all attempts to force the government to give up its efforts for peace, Erdogan said, "We have been faced with obstacles whenever we took a step towards the solution in the last decade. We have been faced with walls whenever we moved a step forward. None of them has discouraged us. We have always said we will solve the terror problem if God permits us," adding, "A country where mothers cry cannot prosper. We will stop the crying of mothers and open a new and brilliant page for 2023."