Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday vowed to press ahead with a military campaign against Kurdish militants after his ruling party swept back to power in a weekend election.
“The operations against the terrorist organization inside and outside the country are continuing in a determined fashion,” he said. “There will be no break. We will keep on.”
Turkish warplanes bombed targets of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in southeastern Turkey and northern Iraq on Monday and Tuesday.
Four militants have also been killed in clashes this week with Turkish security forces in the Kurdish-majority southeast.
“We will keep on fighting until the terrorist organization buries their weapons under concrete and its members surrender and leave the country,” Erdogan said.
He also told the Muslim-majority country’s 78 million people not to worry about the future:
“Tomorrow will be better than today,” he said.