Turkey takes necessary measures against any possible terrorist attack: Foreign Minister
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu speaks at a press conference following the closing session of the 7th Ambassadors' Conference on Jan. 9. AA PhotoTerrorist attacks are possible in every country and Turkey has been and will continue to take all necessary security measures, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said, when questioned whether Turkey is at risk of an attack similar to the one that took place at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris a few days ago.
“We have to be prepared against attacks from both inside and outside the country,” Çavuşoğlu said at a press conference following the closing session of the 7th Ambassadors' Conference in Ankara on Jan. 9.
It is not possible to foresee where and when a terrorist attack will be carried out, he added, noting that Turkey has suffered from terrorism for a long time and is currently trying to resolve the problem regarding the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
Turkey condemns every kind of terrorism, he said, adding that Ankara will act with other countries in a determined way to fight against terrorism.
The closing session of the ambassadors' conference, which was originally scheduled to take place in the province of Çanakkale in order to pay tribute and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli, is being held in Ankara due to bad weather.
Next year conference will take place in the Central Anatolian province of Eskişehir, Çavuşoğlu said.