Turkish ambassador to Sofia: We will take responsibility after clearing northern Syria | Today.dir.bg
The anti-terrorist operation, which Turkey launched on October 9, is on the principle of legitimate self-defense and protection of national security, Hasan Ulusoy said
The anti-terrorist operation, which Turkey launched on October 9, is on the principle of legitimate self-defense and protection of national security. The goal is to clean up the area in northeastern Syria, west of the Euphrates River from terrorist elements and create a security zone of 30-35 km in the area. Turkey will also assume its responsibility after clearing these areas in relation to foreign terrorists - those Islamic State members who are held in jails and their families. This was stated in a special interview with BNT & nbsp; Turkish Ambassador to Bulgaria & nbsp; Hasan Ulusoy.
According to him, the Islamic State and the PKK have been operating together in northern Syria, and over the last year the two organizations have carried out & nbsp; more than 300 terrorist attacks and attacks on Turkish territory or in border areas of Turkey. According to Dr. Ulusoy, Turkey is the only country & nbsp; the only country that fights jihadists on the ground.
"Turkey will continue to abide by the agreement with the EU, as strictly as before, there is no doubt about it. But right from the start of this process, the EU has been a country that does not fulfill its commitments in many areas - in the financial part, in the visa liberalization, "Hasan Ulusoy is adamant. & nbsp;
"The opposite is actually the case, thanks to these operations, humanitarian crises are being reduced and by clearing these areas of terrorists, it will be possible, on a voluntary basis and in a safe way, between one and two million refugees to return to their homeland. this will reduce migration pressure, "concluded Ankara's diplomat # 1 in Sofia.