President Erdoğan calls French, Qatari and Saudi leaders
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
DHA photoTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has informed the leaders of France, Qatar and Saudi Arabia about Turkey’s ongoing operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
The president briefed French President François Hollande, Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud.
Presidential sources said the French, Qatari and Saudi leaders supported Turkey’s efforts.
Erdoğan told the leaders that Turkey would remain determined in its struggle against all forms of terrorism.
The president also told the leaders that the chaos in Syria threatened Turkey’s national security.
The French, Qatari and Saudi leaders also offered their condolences to Turkey over the July 20 Suruç terrorist attack that left 31 civilians and the suicide bomber dead and other attacks on Turkish police and army in recent days.
The French Presidency also said July 27 in a statement that Hollande voiced his satisfaction over the efforts of the international anti-ISIL coalition and Turkey’s struggle against ISIL.
Erdoğan conducted several phone conversations with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iraqi President Fuad Masum on July 26 and informed them about recent operations.