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Turkey and Iran need to solidarity to fight terrorist groups: Erdogan

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan states that terrorist organizations such as PJAK, PKK and FETO are “troublemakers” for both Ankara and Tehran.

Prime Minister Erdogan said he believes countries will increase bilateral trade to $ 30 billion. (AA)

Ankara and Tehran need to continue to fight terrorist organizations in solidarity, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

“The PJAK, PKK, PYD, YPG and FETO terrorist organizations are troublemakers for both Turkey and Iran. We need to continue to fight them in solidarity.

“As you know, we have now included them in NATO records. They are troublemakers who disturb the peace of the country they are in. Therefore, we continue to fight them in solidarity. We need to, “Prime Minister Erdogan said at a press conference. His Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raishi in the capital Tehran.

“If an organization opposes a threat to our borders and the security of people’s lives, it means they are terrorists,” Iran’s President Laisi said, addressing the issue of terrorism.

“Discrimination between terrorist organizations that differ from the double standards implemented by the West is a topic rejected by Iran,” he added.

The two leaders co-chaired the 7th Turkey-Iran Higher Cooperation Council to strengthen bilateral cooperation and signed a total of eight agreements in the areas of trade, social security and sports.

Regarding bilateral trade, Prime Minister Erdogan said the current trade level was $ 7.5 billion and the two countries “faced a serious setback with the outbreak of Covid-19.” He said he believes countries will increase bilateral trade to $ 30 billion again.

“It is possible to accelerate this process with the steps we take in the defense industry, which can be accelerated with the steps taken in both oil and gas fields,” he added.

Astana speaks

Later that day, Prime Minister Erdogan, President Raisi, and Russian President Vladimirputin will attend the 7th Trilateral Summit in Astana format to discuss the latest developments in Syria and fight terrorist organizations, especially YPG / PKK and Daesh. ..

Regarding the trilateral meeting in Tehran, Prime Minister Erdogan said the meeting would be a reassessment of the 2017 Astana process.

The Astana process was started in 2017 to restore peace in Syria. Syria has been devastated by the civil war since early 2011, when the Bashar al-Assad administration cracked down on opposition to democratization with unexpected ferocity.

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Local “troublemaker”

In a terrorist campaign against Turkey for over 35 years, the PKK has been listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States, and the EU and is responsible for more than 40,000 deaths, including women, children and toddlers. YPG and PYD are Syrian branches of the PKK terrorist group. PJAK is an affiliate of Iran.

FETO and its US-based leader, Fetullah Gulen, commanded a defeated coup in Turkey on July 15, 2016, killing 251 people and injuring 2,734.

FETO is behind a lengthy campaign to overthrow the nation through the invasion of Turkish institutions, especially the military, police and judiciary.

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Source: AA

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