Yildirim: We Have No Cupidity, And We Will Withdraw After Eliminating PKK Militants

BAGHDAD, Iraqi Prime Minister Ben Ali Yildirim said that the final objective of Qandil operation in northern Iraq is to completely neutralize PKK militants so that they could not harm Turkey again."We have no ambitions for anyone's territories," Yildir...

BAGHDAD, Iraqi Prime Minister Ben Ali Yildirim said that the final objective of Qandil operation in northern Iraq is to completely neutralize PKK militants so that they could not harm Turkey again.

"We have no ambitions for anyone's territories," Yildirim said, according to the Turkish Anatolia news agency, and our goal is to eliminate the terrorist organizations that harass our country from outside our borders and threaten the lives and property of our citizens."

He pointed out that "the withdrawal of PKK militants to the east of the Euphrates River in Syria does not mean that all the problems have been resolved."

He added that the existence of what he described as a terrorist organization with heavy weapons east of the Euphrates is a priority threat against our country, we cannot ignore it, and the presence of terrorist elements must be terminated there. "

He stressed that "Turkey will go to any place where there is a threat to its security, whether in Iraq or Syria, and Turkey will not be in any area of Iraqi or Syrian territory when all elements are eliminated and things return to normal."

"Turkey's commitment to the territorial integrity of Iraq and Syria, and re-establishing state authority in these two countries will facilitate Ankara's work," Yildirim said.

Since March 11, the Turkish armed forces have continued their operations against the areas where PKK camps exist in northern Iraq.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency

Yildirim: We Have No Cupidity, And We Will Withdraw After Eliminating PKK Militants

BAGHDAD, Iraqi Prime Minister Ben Ali Yildirim said that the final objective of Qandil operation in northern Iraq is to completely neutralize PKK militants so that they could not harm Turkey again."We have no ambitions for anyone's territories," Yildir...

BAGHDAD, Iraqi Prime Minister Ben Ali Yildirim said that the final objective of Qandil operation in northern Iraq is to completely neutralize PKK militants so that they could not harm Turkey again.

"We have no ambitions for anyone's territories," Yildirim said, according to the Turkish Anatolia news agency, and our goal is to eliminate the terrorist organizations that harass our country from outside our borders and threaten the lives and property of our citizens."

He pointed out that "the withdrawal of PKK militants to the east of the Euphrates River in Syria does not mean that all the problems have been resolved."

He added that the existence of what he described as a terrorist organization with heavy weapons east of the Euphrates is a priority threat against our country, we cannot ignore it, and the presence of terrorist elements must be terminated there. "

He stressed that "Turkey will go to any place where there is a threat to its security, whether in Iraq or Syria, and Turkey will not be in any area of Iraqi or Syrian territory when all elements are eliminated and things return to normal."

"Turkey's commitment to the territorial integrity of Iraq and Syria, and re-establishing state authority in these two countries will facilitate Ankara's work," Yildirim said.

Since March 11, the Turkish armed forces have continued their operations against the areas where PKK camps exist in northern Iraq.

Source: National Iraqi News Agency