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Defense minister vows to fight terrorism until the end

Hulusi Akar meets commandos on ground zero at Turkish-Iraqi border

Handan Kazancı   | 02.02.2019
Defense minister vows to fight terrorism until the end

By Sarp Ozer

ANKARA

Turkish national defense minister on Saturday reiterated that Turkey continues its fight against terrorism.

Turkey continues counter-terror efforts both in the field on an operational basis and at the table on diplomacy basis, Hulusi Akar said.

Akar’s remarks came during his meeting with commandos on ground zero at Turkish-Iraqi border.

Turkish Land Forces Commander Gen. Umit Dundar accompanied Akar during the meeting.

Akar said Turkey’s fight against terrorism and its supporters will continue until the end.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- recognized as a terrorist group by Turkey, the U.S., and the EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of some 40,000 people.

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