Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared that Ankara does not need permission from anyone to carry out military operations to “fight terrorism” outside its borders.
During a meeting held today, Tuesday, by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) parliamentary bloc in Ankara on Wednesday, Erdogan stressed that the “anti-terror” operations led by Turkey inside and outside its territory represent a “legitimate right and a humanitarian mission” for his country.
He said, “Turkey’s insistence on the struggle against terrorism does not only bother supporters of terrorism at home, but also many parties abroad.” “.
Erdogan held a number of Western countries responsible for continuing to ignore Ankara’s calls for cooperation in the field of combating terrorism and adopting double standards with regard to criminal organizations, adding that the governments of these countries “do not want to realize that terrorism will become a threat to them sooner or later.”
The Turkish president stressed that Turkey “will continue to support its friendly countries, from Africa to the Balkans and the Caucasus.”