President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed Western countries for remaining silent in the face of ruthless attacks by the PKK terrorists, AzVision.az reports citing the Turkish media.
Speaking at the ruling Justice and Development Party's (AK Party) congress in northern Trabzon province, Erdogan said Turkey is determined to eliminate the terrorists, who recently executed 13 Turkish citizens in a cave in the Gara region in northern Iraq.
"I call on the West: Where are you? Why are you so silent? If such an incident were to happen in a Western country, you would not stay quiet. Whether you speak up or not, we will not allow any further terrorist attacks on our people," Erdogan said.
He continued by saying that Turkey will not wait for the terrorists to come to its door.
"We will smash them in their caves," he said, adding that the Gara region was a problematic area in terms of the PKK presence but it has been liberated after the Turkish counterterrorism operation.