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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that there was no Kurdish issue in Turkey any more.
We have overcome this issue, added Erdogan who spoke to private Kanalturk TV on Friday.
Erdogan said that there was currently a terrorism issue in Turkey, adding that they would continue to do their best to solve the issue.
Noting that the state was providing the same service both in western and eastern regions of the country, Erdogan said that it was PKK which was trying to prevent the services in eastern regions.
When asked what was the priority along Turkey-Syria border --a no-fly zone or a buffer zone, Erdogan said that no-fly zone and buffer zone were each other's complementary.
You can't declare a region buffer zone without declaring it a no-fly zone first. That is a serious risk. UN Security Council should adopt such a resolution. We don't take such a step before the Council adopts the resolution. The region should be declared a no-fly zone first, and then we can take a step for a buffer zone, said Erdogan.
He noted that there were currently more than 80,000 Syrian citizens staying in Turkey.
Davutoglu says pro-Kurdish HDP party should express its sincerity to solution process with apology.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said he and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan he had discussed a transition of power in Syria away from President Bashar al-Assad during a four-hour meeting in Istanbul
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Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu also highlighted the importance of U.S. and Turkey relationship, especially in the current backdrop of regional turmoil
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Turkish officials attempted to prevent the execution but failed.
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Biden meets with Turkish Prime Minister Davutoglu during his Istanbul visit.
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Ministerial candidates nominated by interim premier Ahmed Tuma will be voted on in the meeting
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