President Erdogan reaffirms commitment to fight against terrorism
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey gave a speech recently where he reiterated his country’s stance against terrorism. He stated that Turkey will not tolerate any form of terrorist activity within its borders and those who ally themselves with terrorist groups will not have an alliance with the nation.
“Terrorism cannot disturb the peace of my citizens. We’ve done what it takes, we’ll do it,” he said.
Erdogan identified several terrorist organizations that have targeted Turkey, stating that they aim to destabilize the country, from PKK to DAESH to FETO (Fethullah Terrorist Organisation) – the group that Turkey blames for the failed 2016 coup.
He also mentioned the city of Mardin, which has been affected by terrorist activity in the past. Despite this, Erdogan said Turkey will not put anyone between them and their brothers from Mardin, and the country will build the Turkish Century together.
Erdogan warned that Turkey is currently facing a threat from imperialist powers that want to do to it what they did to Syria. Nevertheless, the country will protect its achievements and raise the flag of the century of Turkey to the top.
Moreover, he referred to a coalition table brought before Turkey to prevent its success. He detracted from this strategy and said that adding five sheep to it would cause it to fail.
Although details of Erdogan’s plan to combat terrorism are not yet clear, it is evident that Turkey remains committed to fighting against it and preserving peace within its borders.