Turkey will not allow creating new states in neighboring Syria, said the Prime Minister Binali Yildirim according to Tuesday’s report of the TV channel TRT Haber.
According to him, the formation of new states in the north of Syria harms the interests of Ankara and is a threat to national security.
Yildirim noted that in the north of the country the Syrian wing of the terrorist organization PKK operates under the slogan of a liberation movement.
The Prime Minister also stressed that Turkey is ready to make every effort to ensure the security of the state and its citizens.
Earlier, Yildirim said that after the successful operations against the PKK in a number of Turkey’s south-eastern provinces, militants of the terrorist organization signaled their intention to lay down their arms.
According to him, in spite of this, Turkey will continue military operations against the PKK “to the bitter end.”
The priorities of Turkey today are internal stability and security of its citizens, Yıldırım said.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK (which demands creating of an independent Kurdish state) continues for more than 25 years, and has claimed more than 40,000 lives. The PKK is recognized as a terrorist organization by the UN and the European Union.