Turkish military head stresses cooperation on terrorism

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Turkey’s military chief on May 24 stressed the importance of countries cooperating to fight terrorism without discriminating between terror groups.


Speaking in Wiesbaden, Germany on the sidelines of a meeting of his European counterparts, Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar emphasized a holistic approach against terrorist groups.

He briefed his counterparts about Turkey’s counter-terrorism activities against the Fetullahist Terrorist Group (FETÖ), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup, as well as the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), terrorist groups that threaten the security of both Turkey and the region.

Akar also told about Turkey’s cross-border operations into Syria, like Operation Euphrates Shield and “Operation Olive Branch,” both against terrorist groups.

On Jan. 20, Turkey launched “Operation Olive Branch” to clear YPG militants from Afrin, northwestern Syria.

 

Hurriyet



Tags: Turkey   Terrorism  



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Turkish military head stresses cooperation on terrorism

2018/05/1527233721.jpg
Read: 509     16:34     25 May 2018    

Turkey’s military chief on May 24 stressed the importance of countries cooperating to fight terrorism without discriminating between terror groups.


Speaking in Wiesbaden, Germany on the sidelines of a meeting of his European counterparts, Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar emphasized a holistic approach against terrorist groups.

He briefed his counterparts about Turkey’s counter-terrorism activities against the Fetullahist Terrorist Group (FETÖ), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup, as well as the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), People’s Protection Units (YPG) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), terrorist groups that threaten the security of both Turkey and the region.

Akar also told about Turkey’s cross-border operations into Syria, like Operation Euphrates Shield and “Operation Olive Branch,” both against terrorist groups.

On Jan. 20, Turkey launched “Operation Olive Branch” to clear YPG militants from Afrin, northwestern Syria.

 

Hurriyet



Tags: Turkey   Terrorism