Turkish official: "The Republic of Turkey is not an enemy of Kurds, but a protector"

تحرير عبد الله الدرويش | ترجمة نهى سالطي | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 14 يناير، 2019 12:59:15 م خبر دوليسياسي تركيا

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On Monday, the Turkish presidential communications director, Fahrettin Altun, said that Turkey is a protector of the Kurds in Syria and not an enemy.

Altun tweeted that Turkey has no issues with Kurds but with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and its extension in Syria, adding that Turkey will continue to fight against ethnic, religious, and ideological terrorism. Altun said, "Terror is terror and it must be eradicated. What Turkey doing in Syria is exactly that."

The Turkish Presidential Spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said that Turkey is fighting against terrorists and not against Kurds, and that Turkey is protecting the Kurds and other Syrians from terrorism. Kalin added that it is a fatal mistake to equate Syrian Kurds with the PKK.

Kalin called on the United States to follow the strategic coordination plans between the two countries, adding that terrorists cannot be allied with Washington.

The Turkish officials' statements came after the US President Donald Trump threatened to devastate Turkey's economy if they launch an attack against the Kurds in Syria.

Turkey plans to launch a military attack against the Kurdish People's Protection Units, which is considered an extension to the "terrorist" PKK, according to Turkey. Last Friday, the Turkish Minister of Defense Hulusi Akar stated that Turkey is preparing for a counter-terrorism military operation in areas east of the Euphrates River, while the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkey has completed its preparations for a military operation.

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تحرير عبد الله الدرويش | ترجمة نهى سالطي | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 14 يناير، 2019 12:59:15 م خبر دوليسياسي تركيا
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