BAGHDAD, Turkish President RecepTayyipErdogan has sent a message to the Kurds in his country and neighboring countries, stressing that Turkey is carrying out its operations in Syria and Iraq in order to protect them from imperialist schemes.
"Turkey is fighting in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere so that our Kurdish brothers will not be tools in imperialist plans," Erdogan said in a speech on Saturday at an election rally of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Diyarbakir, southeast Anatolia.
Erdogan said that "Ankara has completed acts as a revolution to protect the rights, culture and dignity of our Kurdish brothers in Turkey."
The Turkish President stressed that the only thing Diyarbakir needs is to get rid of the PKK.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency