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PM Yıldırım stresses Turkey will continue fight 'until last terrorist is dead'

PM YILDIRIM STRESSES TURKEY WILL CONTINUE FIGHT UNTIL LAST TERRORIST IS DEAD

Turkish Premier Yıldırım stressed Turkey will continue to conduct its fight against terrorism until the last terrorist is dead and he added our fight against terrorism will be maintained not only at home but also abroad using our rights based on international law.

Turkey's prime minister said Tuesday Turkey will continue to conduct its fight against terrorism until the last terrorist is dead.

Speaking at the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party's parliamentary group meeting, Binali Yıldırım said: "Until the last terrorist in this territory is killed, we will resolutely continue our fight against terrorism."

He added: "We will continue our fight against terrorism not only at home but also abroad using our rights based on international law."

This June, Turkish security forces killed 270 PKK terrorists in nationwide counter-terrorism operations.

The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and EU -- resumed its decades-old armed campaign in July 2015.

Since then, more than 1,200 victims, including security force personnel and civilians, have lost their lives.

Turkey has been conducting operations in both Turkey and northern Iraq to fight the terrorist PKK.

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