Turkey's PM addresses to nation on TV on new Kurdish opening

"We are working to establish a democratic atmosphere where everyone can freely express himself/herself," Erdogan said.

Turkey's PM addresses to nation on TV on new Kurdish opening

Turkish premier said on Thursday that the government's democratic move targeted a bright Turkey which left behind all dark days.

In a televised address to the nation, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the government aimed to bring tranquility to whole country from the north to the south and from the west to the east with its initiative of democratic move.

"We are working to establish a democratic atmosphere where everyone can freely express himself/herself," Erdogan said.

In regard to Victory Day (August 30), Erdogan said the last week of August was celebrated as Victory Week every year in Turkey and it was being celebrated with great joy this year as well. The Great Victory which had been achieved 87 years ago was an important turning point for the Republic of Turkey, he said.

Erdogan said that their national objective was to further improve Turkey in every field.

In regard to fight against PKK violence, Erdogan said that "Turkey has been conducting a fight against terrorism for a long time and Turkey experienced great sorrow and shed tears due to terrorism. Turkish security teams did what they could do, but it was not an issue which could be solved only by military measures".

He said, "We have to solve this issue hand in hand."

The point we reached today was a result of expectations and common will of Turkish state and nation, and democratic move of the government was a brotherhood project, he said.

"We never allow any intention or initiative aiming to divide Turkey and spoil the unity. We never take any step against interests of Turkey," Erdogan said.

Premier Erdogan said that they called everyone to be a part of the move of the government, and it was the issue of the nation and the country.

Touching on the Turkish economy, Erdogan said they were moving towards the economic goals, which would secure a bright future for Turkey, with great determination.

The government was resolute to carry on socioeconomic transformation in every area of the country, he added.


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