Turkish PM vows to combat extrem

No country can claim to be free of terror, Turkish premier tells ruling party

Turkish PM vows to combat extrem

World Bulletin / News Desk

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told ruling party lawmakers on Thursday Turkey had vowed to fight extremism.

In remarks at his Justice and Development (AK) Party’s headquarters in the capital Ankara, Yildirim said: “We will always protect our unity and integrity. Turkey is in a big fight. We will not allow extremism to place Turkey under guardianship.”

Referring to recent extremist attacks in Germany and Turkey, Yildirim said no country could claim to be free of extrem.

Yildirim also spoke about the evacuation of Aleppo civilians in northern Syria, saying over 40,000 had been taken from the war-torn city.

Last week, Syrian opposition forces and the Bashar al-Assad regime reached a cease-fire deal, brokered by Turkey and Russia, to evacuate civilians from eastern Aleppo to safe areas in opposition-held Idlib.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Aralık 2016, 15:22