BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:56 A.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vehemently defended Ankara’s recent deadly airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, vowing that Turkey would continue its military operations in both Arab countries “until the last terrorist is eliminated,” PressTV reported.
“We are obliged to take measures. We must take steps. We shared this with the US and Russia and we are sharing it with Iraq as well,” Erdogan said in an interview with Reuters in the presidential palace in Ankara on Tuesday.
Erdogan’s comments came hours after Turkish warplanes conducted a number of overnight airstrikes against alleged positions of militants in Sinjar and northern Syria, the report continued.
Turkey has continually to illegally intervene in Syria and Iraq in the guise of fighting ISIS, despite engaging in oil trade with the terrorist group, and also under the pretext of fighting Kurdish separatist militants.