Türkiye gradually taking control beyond its borders: President Erdogan

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish President

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# 27 March 2024 20:41 (UTC +04:00)

Efforts are underway to gradually establish control beyond Türkiye’s borders, the nation’s president said on Wednesday, referring to a long-standing terrorist threat along Türkiye’s southern frontier with Iraq and Syria, and concerted military operations to eliminate that threat, APA reports citing Anadolu Agency.

"We have rendered the (terrorist group) PKK unable to move or carry out actions within our borders," Recep Tayyip Erdogan told an election rally in the Diyarbakir province, near both Syria and Iraq.

"While many countries around us are writhing in a circle of blood and fire, we have never, and will never, tolerate those who attempt to disrupt our security and peace," he added.

He also stressed the urgency of taking action to protect the peace for Türkiye’s 85 million people, adding that "it must be done immediately.”

Underlining the four decades of terrorist attacks that Türkiye has endured, Erdogan stressed that such a situation cannot be tolerated for another 40 years.