"Türkiye's only target in Syria and Iraq is terrorists," said National Defense Minister of Türkiye Hulusi Akar, APA's correspondent in Istanbul reports.
H. Akar has noted that Türkiye respects to borders and sovereignty of all neighboring countries, including Iraq and Syria.
"Our only target is the provision of security of our borders and citizens. We resolutely continue our fight against terrorism for this reason. Our struggle will continue until neutralization of the latest terrorist. 36,143 terrorists have been neutralized since July 24, 2015, until today in the fight against terrorism. According to information since January of this year until now, 2,874 terrorists have been neutralized in north of Syria and Iraq," noted Minister.