15-02-2021 11:12:01

“Let this nation and our martyrs spit on our faces if we do not catch [PKK ringleader] Murat Karayilan and shred him to a thousand pieces”

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu decried the execution of 13 Turkish citizens in a cave in northern Iraq.

Soylu wished Allah's mercy upon the martyrs and said the terror group will pay for its crimes.

"Let this nation and our martyrs spit on our faces if we do not catch [PKK ringleader] Murat Karayilan and shred him to a thousand pieces," Soylu said in a tweet.

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