The President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has indicated that his country's determination to establish a security corridor south of the Turkish-Syrian border remains intact.
The Turkish Head of State addressed, on August 8, the diplomats who participated in the 13th Conference of Ambassadors which began in Ankara.
He first praised the organization of this annual event “which has demonstrated in 14 years its importance in terms of the opportunities for exchanges and work it offers on regional and global subjects”.
President Erdogan then made important statements regarding current events.
He first strongly condemned the Israeli strikes against Gaza.
“Nothing can justify the murder of babies still in the cradle, he lambasted. Turkey stands alongside the Palestinian people and their brothers in Gaza.”
The Turkish president also recalled that the Al-Aqsa mosque represents “a red line” for his country.
President Erdogan then returned to Turkey’s fight against terrorism.
He insisted on Turkey’s desire to eliminate the terrorist threat that comes from northern Iraq and Syria.
“We will continue our fight against terrorism, he assured. Our determination to create a 30 km wide security axis on our southern borders is permanent”.
He took the opportunity to criticize the laxity of certain allied countries which open their territory to terrorists hunted by Turkey.
“No NATO member country should be a safe haven for FETO traitors and PKK terrorists fleeing Turkish justice,” he said.
To conclude, the Turkish Head of State wished to emphasize the importance of the agreement signed on July 22 in Istanbul to guarantee the export of Ukrainian cereals.
“By allowing the conclusion of an agreement on the grain corridor, we have made a major contribution to food security while a crisis was looming over the world,” he said.
Source : Anadolu Agency