Turksih security forces reportedly killed 3,100 Kurdish fighters in 2015, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday, vowing no let-up in a relentless offensive to oust them from towns and mountains in the southeast.

His remarks, which were part of a televised New Year’s address, come as alarm grows over the humanitarian impact of curfews in the southeast to back up the latest military campaign against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) that began earlier this month.

“In 2015, 3,100 ‘terrorists’ were neutralized in operations at home and abroad,” he said referring to the military operations on PKK strongholds in southeastern Turkey and northern Iraq.

“Our security forces are flushing out the ‘terrorists’ from every inch of the mountains and the towns and will continue to do so,” he said.

“Our fight.. will continue until the very end,” added Erdogan.

It was not possible to independently verify the toll. Erdogan said another 200 members of the security forces had been killed, as well as an unspecified number of civilians.

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu also chaired a four-and-a-half hour meeting of top government and security figures that agreed to continue fighting the PKK “in the most comprehensive and decisive fashion,” a statement said.

 

AFP

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Azadar Hussain
Azadar Hussain
2016-01-12 09:03

Very brave! Is he?

Aenea Endymion
Aenea Endymion
2016-01-12 08:54

#Erdogan is proyd of #Genocide on #kurdish people … #psychopath

Antinazi
Antinazi
2016-01-12 08:45

oh Mr Erdogan…Armenia would like it’s land back too.

Johnny Greensdale
Johnny Greensdale
2016-01-12 08:43

this Ottoman siltan terrorist has the blood of hundreds of thousands of Syrians and Iraqis

ME
ME
2016-01-12 08:43

#Erdogan nothing but a murderer

Nikko Moutafoglou
Nikko Moutafoglou
2016-01-12 15:09

Yeah, and only 19 Turkish Soldiers

Omar McBrian
Omar McBrian
2016-01-12 15:18

The crime boss of Turkey is admitting genocide against the Kurdish people to divert attention from his other major criminal activities in Syria, Iraq and Libya!!!

Cristina Cantamessa
Cristina Cantamessa
2016-01-12 20:33

Erdogan is a murderess war criminal and violates human rights