By Busra Nur Bilgic Cakmak
ANKARA (AA) – Turkey will continue its fights against Daesh until the terrorist group is completely wiped out, said a Turkish official on Sunday.
“Deash is an enemy of Turkey, and we will not stop fighting them until they are completely eradicated,” Communications Director Fahrettin Altun wrote on Twitter.
“Turkey is focused and determined to continue the fight against Deash, and is also a country that is fully dedicated to fighting these cowardly terrorists,” he stressed.
Altun shared a video of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with his remarks on Daesh and Turkey’s ongoing Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria.
“Turkey is the only country that actually fought against this coward terrorist organization [Daesh]. Regarding the Daesh remnants who are still in Syria, I’m emphasizing that we are ready to take on all responsibilities,” said Erdogan on Sunday.
“Despite this, those who continue to push accusations about our country regarding Daesh have no good intentions,” he added.
Turkey on Wednesday launched Operation Peace Spring to eliminate terrorists from northern Syria in order to secure Turkey’s borders, aid in the safe return of Syrian refugees, and ensure Syria’s territorial integrity.
Ankara wants to clear northern Syria east of the Euphrates River of the terrorist PKK and its Syrian offshoot, the PYD/YPG.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the European Union -- has been responsible for deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.