Turkey no longer has Kurdish issue, says PM Erdogan
Turkey no longer has a Kurdish problem, and what currently remains to be addressed are the problems of individual Kurdish citizens, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday during a rally at a central square in the eastern city of Mus. His speech in this Kurdish-dominated city included harsh criticism of the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) and the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and its jailed leader Abdulah Ocalan. Erdogan criticized the separatist PKK and the BDP, saying: “We can’t get anywhere with those who try to set one brother against another. We can’t get anywhere with those who are trying to divide this country. We can’t get our country up on its feet with the separatist terrorist organization [PKK]. We can’t get anywhere with those who try to undermine the democratic will of the people. This land is our land. This is our motherland. There is no discrimination, no separatism. We are one, and we are together. We will be one, we will be united, we will be big and fresh”.