ANKARA, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Turkish government is working on a peace plan over the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) after having talks with the Kurdish leader, which aims to disarm PKK and make them leave the country, the local newspaper Today's Zaman said Wednesday.
"Our sincerity can be seen in the steps that we have taken in the last few days," Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a joint press conference during his visit in Niger, citing the talks between the imprisoned leader of the PKK Abdullah Ocalan and Turkish government.
The prime minister said the aim of the talks is to have the PKK 's cadres leave Turkey, lay down their arms and leave Turkish territory at once.
Erdogan also accused the separatist group of "committing provocations" by attacking a military station in the eastern province of Hakkari on Monday night.
Turkish government is recently working on a peace plan through talks between PKK leader Ocalan and the National Intelligence Organization (MIT) to end a three-decade-old insurgency that has claimed tens of thousands of lives.
The PKK, listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey and most of the international community, took up arms in 1984 in an attempt to create an ethnic homeland in southeastern Turkey. Since then, over 40,000 people have been killed in conflicts involving the group.