“US support to terrorism must end”

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu stated that the support given to terrorist organizations in Syria by some of Turkey’s allies, especially the United States, is obvious and said, “We say that this kind of support should be terminated.”

Çavuşoğlu made evaluations on the agenda at the press conference he held after the NATO Foreign Ministers Meeting held in Bucharest, the capital of Romania.


Emphasizing that Turkey is a state and nation capable of fighting terrorist organizations on the ground, as it has been up to now, Çavuşoğlu said that he will continue to fight against all terrorist organizations, including the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), especially in Syria and Iraq. recorded. Drawing attention to the statements made by some countries in Turkey’s fight against terrorism, Çavuşoğlu said:

“If you pay attention in our fight against terrorism, by saying ‘yes, Turkey has the right to ensure its own security and fight against terrorism,’ international law, there are no civilians, there are no other things, there are initiatives that try to prevent Turkey, such as ‘shoot from the air but do not enter by land’. Again, when some of my interlocutors expressed these in bilateral meetings, we of course gave the necessary answers. We expect support from our allies. We said that we do not want to hear statements that would defend terrorists or try to portray terrorists as victims.”

Stating that some countries support terrorist organizations in Syria, Minister Çavuşoğlu said, “The support of some allies, especially the USA, to terrorist organizations in Syria is obvious. Therefore, we say that such support should be terminated. In the meeting, they were responsible for the last terrorist attack in Istanbul, the captured terrorist and the so-called SDF were trying to make him (SDF) look completely different. We said. These supports should end as soon as possible,” he said.

“We need to see concrete steps”

Regarding the tripartite meeting held in Bucharest yesterday with the foreign ministers of Finland and Sweden, which have applied for NATO membership, Çavuşoğlu informed that the said meeting was in the form of a follow-up to the Tripartite Standing Committee meeting held in Stockholm. Stating that the new government in Sweden is more determined to fight terrorism than the previous one, Çavuşoğlu said:


“We said that we did not see any concrete steps on issues such as extradition, freezing of terrorist assets, and the terrorist activities in the country continue. They made changes in the laws, they made constitutional amendments, these are all positive steps, but we need to see their implementation. Some laws come into effect with the new year. Implementation of these in this way… But we see that the new government (in Sweden) is more sincere in the fight against terrorism, regardless of NATO membership. (The new government in Sweden) made stronger statements than some allies after the terrorist attacks in Turkey. “It’s good, determination is good, but we need to see concrete steps. We talked about these openly and we agreed to continue working in this direction together from now on.”


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