Ankara: We will not stand idly by against YPG attacks in Syria

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu stressed that his country cannot remain passive in the face of the attacks carried out by the YPG/PKK terrorist organization in northern Syria.

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This came in a speech he delivered on Monday at the opening of the 13th Turkish Ambassadors Conference in the capital, Ankara.

In this context, Çavuşoğlu said, “Turkey, which contributes to the security of millions of Syrians, is not expected to remain passive in the face of YPG/PKK terrorist attacks.”

Çavuşoğlu explained that Turkey, with its military operations in northern Syria, has provided the safe return of many Syrians, indicating that the YPG continues its attacks against Syrian civilians and Turkish military with the aim of destabilizing and achieving its separatist agendas.

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He added that Turkey is making great efforts to end the crisis in Syria through a political process based on preserving the country’s territorial integrity.

Regarding the situation in Iraq, Çavuşoğlu said: “We want to see Iraq as a stable, peaceful and prosperous country with full sovereignty in every inch of its territory.”

He pointed out that Turkey is waiting for Iraq to announce what is known to all that “PKK” is a terrorist organization and to take concrete steps against this organization.

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In his speech, the Turkish minister touched on the Azerbaijani-Armenian conflict, saying: “Turkey is making great efforts to bring peace to this region, and we warn once again of new Armenian provocations.”