Turkey's Erdogan: Consider Revoking Citizenship of Terror Supporters

Erdogan rules out new peace talks with Kurdish militant PKK group.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks as he inaugurates the Diyanet Islamic Cultural Center in Lanham, Maryland on April 2, 2016.
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REUTERS - Turkey should consider stripping supporters of terrorism of their citizenship, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, adding that the government had "nothing to discuss with terrorists."

His comments, in a speech to a group of lawyers in the capital Ankara, come after he ruled out on Monday a revival of peace talks with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). He also vowed to stamp out the conflict in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast, at its deadliest in two decades, once and for all.