Political Since 2017-08-11 at 18:18 (Baghdad time)
Baghdad - Mawazine News
Turkish Prime Minister Ben Ali Yildirim said on Friday that his country would not allow the establishment of an "artificial state" near the Turkish border in Syria and Iraq.
"We have no intention of allowing the establishment of an artificial state near our borders, especially in Syria and Iraq," Yildirim told reporters as he left the mosque after Friday prayers in Ankara. "We are holding the necessary discussions with the countries concerned in this regard."
"As in the past, we will not hesitate in the future to respond to any position and development contrary to the national interests and the sovereign rights and security of our country under any circumstances," he said. "We are taking the necessary measures along the border of Hatay province with Syria, 150 kilometers. "
"As far as we know, extremist groups have recently taken control of the areas adjacent to our borders there, so we are taking the necessary measures to prevent a humanitarian tragedy in the region and to prevent the development of cross-border threats against our country," Yildirim said. / 6 n