Turkey fights against 3 terrorist groups simultaneously

Turkish Prime Minister says Turkey is fighting against three terrorist organisations simultaneously

Photo by: AA
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Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu gives a speech in a party meeting on Feb.3

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu reiterated on Wednesday that Turkey is fighting against three different terrorist organisations at the same time.

“The terrorist organisations PKK, DHKP-C and DAESH carry out simultaneous attacks in the country. On July 20, DAESH terrorists attacked Suruc, then DHKP-C came out in Istanbul and soon later PKK martyred our two policemen,” Davutoglu said.

“Turkey is the last stronghold where all innocent people have taken shelter in and some people want to destroy this stronghold,” he said reminding that the country has embraced millions of civilians fleeing the chaos in Syria, Iraq and the Balkans so far.

The prime minister also stated these terrorist groups were only tools of other forces adding that, “They are all pions controlled by some others.”

Replying to the claims by opposition People’s Democratic Party (HDP) that the government did not provide health service to some injured people in southeastern Sirnak province where anti terror operations against PKK continue, Davutoglu informed that ten ambulances and 30 health personnels were sent for these people in the Cizre area, however when the ambulances arrived, no one showed up as wounded.

“The governorate of Sirnak dispatched ten ambulances and 30 health officers to the area but when they arrived in the scene, no one was around and the ambulances were attacked with rocket launchers,” he said.

“I am asking those people who try to slander Turkey, where were the injured ones?” Davutoglu also said.

He added, “Speaking in the language of the terrorists, they claim that they serve the people but no one can legitimise terrorist acts.”

The prime minister concluded his speech by emphasising the determination to fight against terrorism.

Meanwhile, Turkey will apply a "master action plan" to counter terrorism and rebuild areas destroyed in southeastern provinces once anti terror operations against PKK terrorists end successfully.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is expected to announce the details of the plan on Friday during a scheduled visit to the southeastern Mardin Province.

According to the plan, the local people who have been victimised by PKK terror attacks will be provided with social and economic assistance.

PKK, which is considered a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the US and the EU, resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in late July last year.

More than 300 security officers, along with several civilians, have died in PKK terror attacks in since then.


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