Erdogan: Turkey and Kazakhstan fight terror together

Turkish president holds joint news conference with Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev in Astana

Erdogan: Turkey and Kazakhstan fight terror together

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday praised his Kazakh counterpart for his support against terror

In a joint press conference with Nursultan Nazarbayev in Astana, Erdogan said Turkey not only fought the Fetullah Terrorist Organisation (FETO) for its own sake, but for its allies.

“We will hopefully eliminate this gang that threatens the national security of both countries by joining hands. We will improve our cooperation in fighting terror organizations such as ISIL, FETO, and al-Qaeda”, he said.

Ankara accuses the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen of orchestrating the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 250 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.

Turkey has also suffered from a number of attacks by ISIL, including the Ankara train station bombing in October 2015 that killed more than 100 people.

Erdogan said Turkey and Kazakhstan established a strategic partnership in 2009, which turned into a corporate mechanism in 2012, the Turkey-Kazakhstan High Level Strategic Cooperation Council.

Nazarbayev said: “We exchanged ideas about organizing the High Level Strategic Cooperation Council. We came to agreement on economic, commercial, and investment relations as well."

Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Eylül 2017, 16:48