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Turkey's Erdoğan voices support for Kurdish mothers taking part in sit-in protest

Turkish President voiced his support for , who have been taking part in the in front of the opposition HDP's Diyarbakır office to save their children from hands of the bloody-minded PKK terror groups, as delivering a speech during a rally in eastern province on Sunday.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan voiced on Sunday his support for the Kurdish mothers staging sit-in protests against the PKK terror group in the southeast Turkey.

Speaking during the meeting with imam hatip students in eastern Malatya province, Erdoğan said the government does its best to eliminate the terrorists.

"Shame on those who make the mothers cry," he said.

Erdoğan also said that there are columnists and artists going to Diyarbakir province to support those mothers, adding that: "I thank them on behalf of myself, on behalf of my nation."

Number of families in the southeastern Diyarbakır province launched a sit-in protest outside the provincial office of the opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) -- long accused by the government of having links to the .

The mothers -- who claim their children were kidnapped by the PKK affiliates -- want to save their children from hands of the terrorist group.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of some 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.

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