Hulusi Akar: Türkiye's only aim is to fight against violence

(MENAFN) Türkiye is firm to fight against violence and the nation's only aim is the terrorists, National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar stated on Wednesday.

"We will continue our fight against terrorists without interruption. Let no one doubt that. Our struggle will continue until the last terrorist is neutralized. Our friends, allies and interlocutor countries need to understand our stance on this issue very well. Our only target is terrorists," Akar announced at a news session with his Uzbek fellow Bakhodir Kurbanov in Ankara.

Early on Sunday, Türkiye started Operation Claw-Sword, a cross-border aerial drive against the terror group PKK/YPG which has unlawful hideouts in the Iraqi and Syrian frontiers where they plan invasions against Turkish soil.

Akar added they talked over bilateral ties and local issues with Kurbanov.

"In addition to military education cooperation issues, we continue our efforts for important developments in the defense industry. We wholeheartedly believe that these relations will deepen in the coming period, and therefore the defense and security of the two armies and the two countries will become much stronger," he also said.

Kurbanov went on to say he believes that the Turkish Armed Forces will rebuke those in charge for the "vile attacks."

"Türkiye is among the world's leading countries in the defense industry. Therefore, I believe that we will take important steps in cooperation in this field," he noted.



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