Turkish president says civil servants found to have connection with PKKextremism group will be removed from office


World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that the government would not tolerate any “state within a state,” specifically targeting government workers thought to have helped the extremist organization PKK.
"Those civil servants found to have a connection with PKK extremist organization will have legal action taken against them and be removed from their posts," Erdogan said, speaking at an iftar (fast-breaking dinner) in the capital city Ankara.
Erdogan said that there are doctors who provide medicine to extremists or teachers who recruit members for the organization. "These is some slanted tendency within the state, and that is unacceptable," he said. 
The PKK – listed as a extremist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and EU – resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in July 2015.
Since then, over 500 security personnel, including troops, police officers, and village guards, have been martyred, and more than 5,000 PKK extremists killed in operations across Turkey and northern Iraq.

Source http://www.worldbulletin.net/no-tolerance-for-extremism-linked-state-workers/173890/no-tolerance-for-extremism-linked-state-workers

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