Erdogan: Turkey determined to fight threats at their root

Erdogan: Turkey determined to fight threats at their root

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan highlighted the country's determination to fight all threats targeting the country's national security and sovereignty at their roots, while upholding democratic ideals.

In a statement released on the occasion of the 95th anniversary of August 30 Victory Day, Erdoğan commemorated the Turkish forces' victory in the battle of Dumlupınar in Turkey's Kütahya province as part of the Great Offensive.

"Turkey preserves its determination to eliminate all threats, attacks and sabotage attempts targeting its economic and political independence, the same way it did 95 years ago," Daily Sabah cited Erdoğan as saying..

The President noted that Turkey's fight against terrorist groups, including Daesh, the PKK, it's Syrian wing the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ), proves the country's determination to eliminate terror.

"With its struggle, Turkey not only protects its citizens, but also contributes to global security," the president added.

Erdoğan also noted that Turkey will continue to eliminate threats targeting its security at their root.

"With this willpower, our country has the power and capacity to overcome all obstacles," Erdoğan stressed.