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“TURKEY WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO ELIMINATE THE TERRORIST ORGANIZATION”


Prof. Dr. Mustafa Şentop, Speaker of the GNAT stated in Kazakhstan that Turkey must reach an outcome that enables a safe zone and eliminates the terrorist organization and if this can not be achieved, Turkey will do whatever it takes to eliminate the terrorist organization including executing cross-border operations. 25.09.2019

Speaker Şentop conveyed his assessments to an AA reporter in Nur Sultan, the capital city of Kazakhstan where he went to attend the 4th Meeting of Speakers of Eurasian Countries’ Parliaments themed “Greater Eurasia: Dialogue. Trust. Partnership”.

Mustafa Şentop emphasized that Turkey has a border line of 950 km with Syria and stated that due to lack of administration and authority, security can not be fully maintained on the other side of the border, moreover the terrorist organization PKK, with whom Turkey has been fighting with for many years, is active in the region

Speaker Şentop pointed out the fact that there are terrorist organizations on Syrian soil that are extensions of PKK and that they act together, “These organizations pose a threat to Turkey by benefiting from lack of authority on the other side of the border. Furthermore, our ally US has given logistic support including distributing weapons to terrorist organizations like PYD under the mask of the fight with DEAŞ.”

Şentop underlined the fact that Turkey will not allow such a threat to exist in the region by stating, “If the US is carrying out operations in Syria from thousands of kilometres away claiming Syria is a terror threat to them, Turkey will not allow the terrorist organization to execute its activities freely on the other side of the border.”

The Speaker of the GNAT expressed that their purpose is to prevent the structuring of terrorism on the Syrian border and stated the following:

“We have showed our goodwill in ensuring this through negotiations. We are currently executing common patrol activities with the US following several agreements in order to create a safe zone. However, this should not be a deception. Essentially, Turkey must reach an outcome that enables a safe zone and eliminates the terrorist organization. If this can not be achieved, Turkey will do whatever it takes to eliminate the terrorist organization including executing cross-border operations.”

Şentop pointed out that the summit on Syria held last week in Ankara, which brought the leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran together has promising outcomes, “Particularly the decision regarding the gathering of the Committee on Constitution and the consent decree is significant. To date, there has been objections and dispute about who would be participating, those have been surpassed. I believe that if the Committee begins working quickly, steps will be taken in Syria in order to establish permanent peace.”

Speaker Mustafa Şentop stated that, Uzbekistan’s membership to the Turkish Council and opening of the representation office of Turkish Council in Hungary will accelerate integration of the Turkic world and he made the following assessment:

“Turkmenistan remains distant at the moment, however I hope that they can join the Council soon. Therefore, the expression we have been using for a long time for Azarbaijan and Turkey is ‘One nation, two states’”. Actually, we can extend this and enhance our relations in order to reach the point where we can say ‘one nation, six states’.”

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