On May 24, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of Turkey, called for cooperation at the international level, Turkish news agency Anadolu reports.
The statement was made during the briefing, which preceded Erdoğan’s visit to Belgium. President Erdoğan will take part in the NATO summit, which will take place in Brussels.
The President of Turkey noted that political leaders of a number of countries already got used to dividing terrorists into “friends” and “enemies”. Erdoğan believes that it is necessary to break this preconception. According to him, terrorism does not threaten individual countries, but is a global challenge to the whole world. The Turkish leader believes that solidarity and cooperation at the international level could help to find a proper solution in such a global problem. According to Erdoğan, a key role should be given to NATO member countries, which need to strengthen their support aimed at combating terrorism.
In the 70s of the last century, Turkey became the arena of political violence. Various organizations that did not hesitate in choosing methods to achieve their political goals became active in the country. The extreme right-wing terrorist organization Bozkurt (Gray Wolves) was the most violent. Recently, Turkey has repeatedly suffered from terrorist attacks. The Turkish authorities place all responsibility on the Kurdish armed groups, who stand for granting autonomy to those Turkish territories inhabited by Kurds. Also, ISIL militants (organization banned in the Russia) committed terrorist acts in Turkey. However, Turkish security forces manage to neutralize many of the alleged terrorists before they are able to commit terrorist acts.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency