Turkish foreign minister calls for cooperation fighting against terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq to clear terror threat.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan also criticised the US for giving support and weapons to terrorist organisations in northern Syria.
The political situation in Syria remains a source of threat and uncertainty not only for Türkiye, 'but for Iraq, for Jordan, and other countries as well, (and) Europe etc.,” Kalin said.
Turkish National Defence Minister Hulusi Akar also said that Türkiye is ‘the only country fighting Daesh/ISIS’ at close range in the field.
According to diplomatic sources, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his Finnish counterpart Pekka Haavisto spoke over the phone about the NATO enlargement process and the latest developments in Ukraine.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara is more determined than ever to secure its southern border, announcing the country "will come down hard on the terrorists with a land operation at the most convenient time."
Ankara only targets terrorists during Operation Claw-Sword, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar reiterates, as the country's cross-border aerial campaign against the YPG/PKK continues.
Türkiye has launched a new anti-terror operation in Syria and northern Iraq in response to the deadly November 13 terror attack on Istanbul's crowded Istiklal Avenue.
Turkish forces have also destroyed dozens of PKK/YPG positions including shelters, bunkers, caves, tunnels and warehouses as part of Operation Claw-Sword in northern Iraq and Syria, the defence minister said.
The Ministry of National Defence announced that dozens of targets were destroyed and "many terrorists" were "neutralised" during the ongoing Claw-Sword Air Operation.
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