The government has voiced repeatedly concern regarding the relationship between HDP and the PKK, calling the political party to put a distance between PKK and HDP.
The Turkish government has intensified its counterterror operations following the recent attacks carried out by the PKK, which is recognized as a terrorist organization by the U.S., EU and Turkey.
'Strong political will to restore relations with Russia'
Meanwhile, PM Davutoğlu also touched upon the current relations between Russia and Turkey, which have been strained following the downing of a Russian warplane that violated Turkey's airspace near the Syrian border on Nov. 24. Russia has since then announced a range of sanctions against Turkey.