Statement by MOD Akar on Turkish Armed Forces’ Fight Against Terrorism


Turkish Armed Forces’ fight is not against our Kurdish brothers with whom we have been sharing our bread in the same geography for centuries. 

Our fight is rather against PKK/YPG and DEASH terrorists, who pose a threat to security and safety of all ethnic and religious communities, primarily our Kurdish, Arab and Turkmen brothers and sisters in the region.

PKK/YPG can never be the representative of our Kurdish brothers. 

This terrorist organization is a threat to the stability and security in the region and is an obstacle that prevents the return of Syrian refugees, primarily our Kurdish brothers, to their homes.