No country is safe from terror: Turkish PM Yıldırım
AA photoNo country is safe from terror incidents, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on Jan. 1 after the deadly terror attack on an Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people and wounded more than 60.
“It must be known that the terror which occurred here today can occur in another country in the world tomorrow. There are no guarantees. No country is safe from these terror incidents. Nobody can say ‘terror cannot occur in our country.’ It occurred in Germany just a few days ago and in Iraq the other day. It has occurred in many countries before and it still occurs,” Yıldırım told reporters outside a hospital in Istanbul after his visit to the wounded.
“The only thing we can say is that terror has no religion. Terrorism is terrorism everywhere. Double standards in the fight against terrorism cannot help the struggle reach success, rather it creates weakness,” he added.
Yıldırım said terrorism was “the common problem of humanity” and aimed to distort the unity and brotherhood of the nation.
“All countries can encounter such incidents. But I am saying to my nation and citizens that terrorism cannot discourage us and cannot disrupt our brotherhood and unity. Terror cannot scare us, we scare it,” he added.