Turkish troops participate in Operation Olive Department
Mr Yildirim spoke out after some EU leaders slammed Turkey over the cross-border marketing campaign, codenamed Operation Olive Department, which started firstly of the 12 months.
He mentioned the EU would face “severe issues” if Turkey stopped combating migrants from pouring into Europe.
The PM mentioned: “The EU will have to be thankful to Turkey for all this.
“Turkey stops terrorists posing as asylum seekers from infiltrating Europe.”
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Turkey stops terrorists posing as asylum seekers from infiltrating Europe
Mr Yildirim brushed apart EU assaults on Turkey’s army offensive in opposition to Kurdish-held areas in northern Syria, pronouncing that Turkish coverage targets to safeguard NATO.
He mentioned: “Our borders are NATO's borders. We give protection to the borders of NATO,.”
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has in the past criticised NATO for now not supporting what he described as a “counter-terrorism” marketing campaign and complained Turkey was once “preventing such a lot” with out beef up from its allies.
On the finish of March, Turkey’s deputy high minister slammed France for pledging to beef up Kurdish forces running in northeast Syria.
Turkey and the EU signed a migrant deal in 2016
Bekir Bozdag mentioned the French initiative was once an act of “open beef up for terrorism.”
Operation Olive Department, has brought about a rift with Brussels which officers are making an attempt to fix with a chain of conferences.
Mr Erdogan held talks with Jean-Claude Junker and Donald Tusk in Hungary remaining week and an EU delegation is making ready to heading for Ankara for follow-up conferences with Turkey’s accession to the bloc very a lot at the time table.
A Turkish soldier on Operation Olive Department
Turkish airforce chiefs mentioned its jets had destroyed 8 goals used as shelters through militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Staff’ Birthday party (PKK) in northern Iraq.
The Internal Ministry introduced that a minimum of 61 PKK militants have been killed right through counter-terrorism operations throughout Turkey from March 26 to April 2.
In operations around the southeastern provinces of Mardin, Hakkari, Batman, Siirt, Adiyaman, Osmaniye and Diyarbakir and the jap province of Tunceli, 28 hideouts belonging to the PKK have been destroyed.