By Ferdi Turkten
ANKARA (AA) - Türkiye will not allow the existence and activities of any terrorist group in its region, the country’s National Security Council said on Thursday.
In a statement released after over three-hour meeting of the National Security Council under the chairmanship of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the capital Ankara, the council said: "The existence and activity of any terrorist group will not be allowed in our region, and every necessary step will be taken decisively for this."
The counter-terrorism operations and their success both at home and abroad, and additional measures were discussed during the meeting of the council, the statement said.
The council also emphasizes that Ankara expects Greece, “which is indifferent to the dialogue proposals,” to end its activities of arming the Aegean islands that have non-military status.
Welcoming the acceptance of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) as an observer member in the Organization of Turkic States, the council said it expects similar steps from other international organizations and countries.