Turkey will not give a chance to those who want to divide the country, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday.

Erdogan, who arrived in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava early Tuesday as part of his second stop on his official European tour, made the remarks in his address to Turkish citizens.

The citizens had turned up outside Erdogan's hotel to warmly welcome their president.

“In my country, my Turkish brothers and Kurdish brothers have some problems. In addition, the Circassian, Abkhazians, Bosnians, Albanians who live in Turkey have some problems too. Some are willing to divide Turkey. We won’t give them a chance to achieve this bad goal. We will remain in solidarity,” the president said.

Last week, Erdogan said that Turkey did not face a Kurdish problem, but that the country’s Kurdish population might have problems. He reiterated his stance during his Slovakia’s visit as well.

About the upcoming Turkish general elections, he asked Turkish citizens living in European countries to make use of their votes. "The ballot box is our honor; we will definitely use our voting rights."

Turkey is due to hold elections on June 7 this year. Turkish people living in more than 50 countries can vote in Turkey’s general election. A total of 250,000 people out of Turkey's 2.7 million expat voters had earlier registered to cast their ballot at embassies and consulates.

Erdogan is expected to visit Romania Wednesday.

Anadolu Agency