The sources of the Ministry of National Defense confirmed that the allegations that the Turkish armed forces cut down trees during road construction works in the areas of operation in northern Iraq do not reflect the truth.
It stated that allegations that “the Turkish armed forces cut down trees during road construction work in areas of operation in northern Iraq” did not reflect the truth, and that the allegations were made to create a negative perception.
Some media outlets had reported allegations that the Ministry of National Defense cut down trees and harmed the environment while building roads in the areas of operations in northern Iraq.
“These allegations cast a shadow over the successful operations of the Turkish Air Force.”
The sources of the Ministry of National Defense stated that the allegations in question are completely untrue.
She also stressed that the Turkish Armed Forces, as in the past, show the utmost care and sensitivity to ensure that the environment and natural assets are not harmed in all their activities.
The sources said, “These allegations were made by the Turkish Armed Forces with success against terrorist groups and formations that target peace and security of our noble nation.
It is carried out with the aim of obscuring its operations and creating a negative perception.”