Terrorism at home, abroad to be defeated: Akar
AĞRI- Anadolu Agency
Turkey will defeat terrorism both inside the country and abroad, said Turkey's national defense minister on March 2.
Terrorists inside the country were largely neutralized, Hulusi Akar told a group of veterans and martyrs' families in the eastern Ağrı province, adding that Turkey is committed to putting an end to them.
"We will not allow any terrorist corridor in northern Syria," said Akar, referring to the YPG/PKK, which Turkey has promised to mount an operation against.
"The whole world knows that."
There must be Turkish soldiers in this corridor for the nation's security, he added.
Akar also said that Turkey completed preparations against targets in Manbij, Syria and east of Euphrates.
Turkey has vowed to carry out a counter-terrorist operation in Manbij, Syria and east of Euphrates following two similar successful operations since 2016.
"Turkish army will not endanger our country in any case," he added.
The PKK is listed as a terror group by the U.S., European Union and Turkey. The YPG is its Syrian branch.