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Undaunted, Turkey will continue its fearless struggle against terrorism, said President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday. reports citing AA that speaking in Istanbul after Friday prayers, Erdogan reiterated the country’s resolute stance against terrorism in the wake of a PKK terrorist attack Thursday in the southeastern Diyarbakir province which took the lives of seven civilians and injured nine others.

Voicing support for the many mothers in Diyarbakir staging sit-in protests against the terrorist PKK abducting and trying to recruit their children, he said the current number of protesters may swell to the thousands.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK - listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the EU - has been responsible for the deaths of some 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.

“We will continue to discuss developments in Idlib, including observation posts and the fight against terror organizations,” he said.

Turkey and Russia agreed on last September to turn Idlib into a de-escalation zone where acts of aggression are expressly prohibited.

Under the deal, opposition groups in Idlib would remain in areas where they were already present, while Russia and Turkey would carry out joint patrols in the area to prevent a resumption of fighting.

2019.09.13 / 16:38
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