Turkish PM calls to oppose 'all forms of terror'

Davutoğlu says Turkey's recent air operations against terrorist groups are not against any ethnic or sectarian groups

Turkish PM calls to oppose 'all forms of terror'

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has urged all members of civil society, political groups and non-governmental organizations in the country to oppose “all forms of terrorism”.

Addressing a group of people from the Confederation of Anatolian Village Guards and Martyr Families at the Cankaya Palace in the capital Ankara on Monday, Davutoglu said, “We should oppose PKK [Kurdistan Workers’ Party’s] terrorism just like we oppose ISIL terrorism”.

“We should oppose religious and sectarian discrimination just like we oppose ethnic discrimination,” he said.

He also said that the government’s struggle would continue against those who were trying to exploit Anatolian children (for terrorism).

Comparing terrorism to the sword of Damocles, Davutoglu said: “We must take that sword and break it”.

He also said that the ongoing anti-terrorist operations in the country were not against any ethnic or sectarian groups.

“We have given instructions to take every measure for not allowing even a single civilian to be killed [during the military operations], neither in Turkey nor in Iraq,” he said.

PKK has been designated as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU.

The PKK’s renewed campaign against the Turkish state has seen more than 40 security force personnel martyred since a mass-casualty bombing linked to ISIL on July 20 in Suruc left at least 34 people dead.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Ağustos 2015, 17:50