Turkish defense ministry: "We'r fighting terrorists in Syria, not civilians"

Turkish defense ministry: "We
# 25 February 2019 11:28 (UTC +04:00)

Turkey’s fight is directed against terrorists in Syria, not against civilians, in particular, ethnic Kurds, Turkish National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said, ONA reports citing Turkish media.

Akar said that the Kurdish people are fraternal for the Turks, and these peoples have much in common.

The minister noted that Turkey won’t agree to any concessions in the fight against terrorists in Syria.

“At the same time, Turkey has always stood for the territorial integrity of Syria, and this is still a priority for Ankara,” said Akar.