Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called out to the international community on Friday, stressing that the names of the terror organisations do not change anything, as all of them work against humanity, democracy and freedom.
Speaking during an opening ceremony in Turkey’s central Yozgat province, Erdogan said “I address the international community once more. The separatist terrorist organisation, [PKK], attempts to fool the world by using different names, different abbreviations, as if consuming all the letters in the alphabet.”
“All are the same organisation no matter which name, which abbreviation they use. Whether it is PKK or KCK or PYD or YPS, YBS, TAK… Whether it is DHKP-C or MLKP or TKP/ML which act together with them…” he continued.
"All of them, whether being DAESH that carries out the attacks, or similar organizations like Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shabab whatever they are... they are all the enemies of humanity, democracy and freedom. We should see this for what it is.”
Erdogan also said that Belgian authorities should account for intelligence failure in the run-up to DAESH suicide bombings in Brussels on March 22, and see that there is no difference between DAESH and PKK.
Turkish authorities warned Belgium that one of the attackers, who was deported from Turkey in June, was a DAESH terrorists.
"They [the Belgians] are allowing members of the terrorist organisation [PKK] to set up tents right next to the European Council, they allow pictures of terrorists to be displayed, they let their flags fly there," Erdogan said.
"So, what happened? What happened, just two days later?" he asked, implying on the explosions which killed 31 people and injured dozens others.
"Terrorism is not the problem of a single country, it's the whole world's problem. God willing, they'll understand that," he said.