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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that Turkish security forces will not stop conducting military operations unless PKK lay down arms.
"Security forces carry out operations only when it is necessary. And when weapons are laid down operations will certainly end," Erdogan told reporters in a press conference upon his arrival in the Turkish capital, Ankara, from a visit to Mexico and Brazil.
A latest attack on Tuesday on a military outpost in southeast Turkey killed 8 Turkish troops and wounded 16 others.
Erdogan also said Turkey would continue its struggle against terrorism with determination.
Bilateral talks in Mexico, Brazil focused on Syria, Mideast
Erdogan said that his bilateral meetings with leaders during his visit to Mexico and Brazil mainly focused on the crisis in Syria and developments in the Middle East.
Erdogan said on the sidelines of the G20 summit meeting in Los Cabos, he had separate talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, discussing latest situation in Syria and developments in the Middle East.
Erdogan said the United Nations Rio+20 meeting in Rio de Janeiro had released a declaration which he said was an important gain in the light of an agreement on sustainable development targets.
Erdogan said he also met with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in his contacts during the Rio+20 summit.Güncelleme Tarihi: 23 Haziran 2012, 09:33