Turkey’s fight with the PKK/YPG in Syria and Iraq will continue, but foreign help is needed to cut the group off from all its financial resources, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday.
“We are determined to continue this struggle until terrorism ceases to be a threat to our country, our region, and all of humanity,” Erdogan said in the capital Ankara after an Iftar dinner with a group of ambassadors for the holy month of Ramadan.
Turkey is waging a constant struggle against all forms of terrorism, regardless of who and where the source is, especially the PKK/YPG, Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), and Daesh/ISIS, he added.
Addressing his remarks to foreign countries’ ambassadors, he stressed that Turkiye expects strong support from all friendly countries, especially in cutting off terrorist groups’ financial resources.
“Terrorists and neo-Nazi organizations should also be prevented from exploiting the democratic system,” Erdogan stressed.
“In particular, Islamic and xenophobic groups should not be given the opportunity to use freedom of expression and freedom of assembly as a means of insulting and attacking the beliefs or sacred places of worship of Muslims.”