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President Erdogan chairs National Security Council meeting, emphasizes counterterrorism efforts

President Erdogan chairs National Security Council meeting, emphasizes counterterrorism efforts
By Yagiz Efe Parmaksiz
Apr 4, 2024 7:36 PM

National Security council decides stepping up counterterrorism measures, strengthening strategic alliances for regional stability, and emphasizing the accountability of terrorism supporters

Following a 2.5-hour discussion on Thursday, the National Security Council meeting was headed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who issued a comprehensive statement covering a range of national and regional security problems.

Under President Erdogan’s direction, the conference was called for the second time this year and emphasized the government’s dedication to fighting terrorism both at home and abroad. In particular, talks focused on current operations against terrorist groups including Daesh, FETO, and PKK/KCK-PYD/YPG. The significance of cooperation and resolve in countering threats to national security was emphasized.

Strengthening the strategic alliance with neighboring Iraq was one important topic discussed, with a focus on joint efforts in important areas including security, economics, energy, and transportation. The goal is to create a stable and wealthy area for the future.

The Council reaffirmed its unwavering position that terrorist groups and their affiliates in the area cannot get any assistance or leniency. It emphasized the necessity for caution while dealing with such groups and urged all players to terminate links with terrorism without reservation.

The Council also voiced worry over recent assaults by the PKK/KCK-PYD/YPG on Turkish people and their representatives in Europe, stressing the need to hold states and organizations responsible for their support or harboring of terrorists.

On the global stage, the Council condemned Israel’s activities in Gaza and its persistent contempt for international law, in defiance of rulings from the UN Security Council and the International Court of Justice. It issued a warning that the confidence of the international system may be further damaged if these crimes were not addressed.

The Council concluded by expressing pleasure with the way March 31, 2024, local elections were conducted and lauding the work of institutions and residents to maintain a safe and secure atmosphere that supports a vigorous democratic process.

Source: Newsroom

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