Defense minister Akar vows to fight terrorism until the end

Defense minister Akar vows to fight terrorism until the end

ANKARA – Anadolu Agency

The Defense Minister on Feb. 2 reiterated that Turkey continues its fight against terrorism

Turkey continues counter-terror efforts both in the field on an operational basis and at the table on diplomacy basis, Hulusi Akar said. 

Akar’s remarks came during his meeting with commandos on ground zero at Turkish-Iraqi border. 

Turkish Land Forces Commander Gen. Umit Dundar accompanied Akar during the meeting. 

Akar said Turkey’s fight against terrorism and its supporters will continue until the end.

The PKK is recognized as a terrorist group by Turkey, the U.S., and the European Union. 


Senior member captured

Meanwhile, a senior member of the illegal PKK/KCK was detained in southern province of Adana, Turkish judicial sources said on Feb. 2.

In a statement, the Chief Public Prosecutor's Office in Mersin said that Turkish security forces captured Davut Baghestani along with 3 other people in Adana. 

Turkish police seized 6 mobile phones including 3 belonging to Baghestani and other digital documents, the statement added. 

All suspects have been taken to provincial gendarmerie command in Mersin for questioning.