Turkish army says scores of people enlist to fight terror
Reuters PhotoThe Turkish army has revealed that scores of Turks have applied to the office of the Chief of General Staff to fight against terrorists after recent terror attacks.
“These applications from the heroic and sensitive sons of our noble people have been appreciated by the personnel of the Turkish Armed Forces, whose motivations have increased as they have been touched by these calls. We thank our citizens for their divine calls,” the Chief of General Staff said in a written statement July 31.
A recent terror campaign by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has claimed the lives of around two dozen security personnel. The Turkish army has launched an intensified military campaign against the PKK targets both inside Turkey and in the northern Iraq.
The army said that the Turkish Armed Forces were capable of pursuing the fight against terror with their own resources and will continue its effective combat.