Turkish security forces have “neutralised” 261 PKK/YPG terrorists in northern Iraq and Syria since Janurary 1.
Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar's meeting with his Czech counterpart, Jana Cernochova, in Prague signals an important development and cooperation on regional security.
Athens attempts to present problems between Greece and Türkiye as "issues related to NATO, US, EU," the Turkish defence chief says.
Hulusi Akar said Greece made false accusations against Türkiye such as "expansionism, revisionist policies" in order to cover up its own mistakes.
While differences remain between Ankara and Damascus over the Syrian civil war, both sides share concerns about the presence of the YPG/PKK terror group in northern Syria.
"They saw how troublesome it is to help and support terrorists," said Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar, calling PKK a "snake fed by the French".
Türkiye has complained of repeated provocative actions and rhetoric by Greece in the region in recent months, including arming islands near Turkish shores.
Ankara expects allies to cut all ties with terrorist organisations and show solidarity with Türkiye in fighting terrorism, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar says.
Greece frustrates Turkish efforts for peace with 'unlawful actions' in the Aegean Sea and Eastern Mediterranean, says Türkiye's Defence Minister Hulusi Akar.
Ankara expects the US' swift completion of the approval process of F-16 fighter jet sales, says Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar.
Finland and Sweden formally applied to join NATO in May, but Türkiye voiced objections to their bids, accusing the two Nordic countries of tolerating and even supporting terrorist groups.
Among those neutralised were terrorists who carried out an attack on Turkish forces on Saturday, martyring two soldiers, Defence Minister Hulusi Akar says.
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