Last quote by Numan Kurtulmus
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This attack is a message to Turkey against all decisive operations across the border.
We are not going to sit by and watch as three to five social media trolls spread discord among the people.
Arrows point to the PKK.
Turkey has to fight terrorism on so many different fronts. We are trying to clear the state institutions from Gulenists. At the same time we are fighting against Kurdish militants and Islamic State.
The organizations are not shut down, they are being suspended. There is strong evidence that they are linked to terrorist organizations.
We say that every step taken by non-Arab elements as part of the Raqqa operation will be against the interests of the United States. It will be against the peace in the region as well. This is a cul-de-sac. This is the wrong path.
This is not an operation directed towards the journalists of Cumhuriyet newspaper, it was directed towards Yenigun News and Publishing, the media company which owns Cumhuriyet.
About 3,000 of them have joined the Mosul operation.
If something goes wrong in Mosul, hundreds of thousands of refugees will come to Turkey. Turkey is ready to accept them but if the Mosul operation is handled correctly, there won't be any refugee wave to our country.
Whoever the Mosul population is, Arabs or Turkmen, they have lived together for centuries and will continue to do so. If you change the ethnic structure here, the people there will not allow it ... This is our perspective as Turkey. Turkey's force in the region cannot be questioned.
There are no victims in FETO - only the 79 million people FETO victimized.
I have no doubt that U.S. officials will review their stance (on Gulen). Either they will continue to protect three or five bandits, or they will act in a way that will allow them to win the hearts of a nation of 79 million people.
No one has the right to object to Turkey's presence in Iraq when the country is fragmented that much.
Turkey is present in Bashiqa to resolve political conflict caused by a terrorist organisation and to provide security for Mosul's citizens.
We don't know who are the perpetrators of Ankara attack.
But in the end, these people have nowhere else to go. Either they will die beneath the bombings… or we will open our borders.
This decision makes no sense.