ANKARA (AA) – The terrorists who are trying to destroy peace and security in Turkey will never succeed, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said today, reports Anadolu.
Erdogan’s statement came after two police officers were injured this morning when one of two terrorists blew himself up outside the General Directorate of Security in the Turkish capital, Ankara.
In his speech marking the beginning of the new legislative year of the Turkish Parliament, Erdogan said that today’s terrorist act, in which two terrorists were neutralized thanks to the timely intervention of the police, was “the last tremor of terrorism”.
“We will not allow a terrorist organization to direct our policy and obstruct the path of our country,” Erdogan said.
Two police officers sustained minor injuries when one of the two terrorists blew himself up in front of the General Directorate of Security, while the other terrorist was neutralized by security forces at the entrance.
The injured police officers are still receiving treatment and their injuries are not life-threatening, Turkish Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya said.
Ankara’s Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has launched an investigation into the terrorist attack.
In his address, Erdogan also recalled the fight against the terrorist organization FETO.
“Just as FETO will never operate again in this country, it is not possible for other similar organizations to stage new betrayals,” he added.
He also emphasized the need to enact a civil constitution.
“The people, who on July 15 rose up against the weapons of the putschists, deserve to crown their struggle for democracy with a civil Constitution. Let’s not postpone this longing,” said the Turkish president.
He also referred to the issue of aid and support to the areas affected by the earthquake in the south of Turkiye.
“We are starting to deliver homes to residents in the earthquake-affected areas,” Erdogan said, adding that they had allocated additional budget funds for those regions.
Finally, he commented on the relations between official Ankara and the European Union (EU).
“If the EU does not correct its mistakes, especially regarding the visa issue, the European bloc will not have the right to expect anything from Turkey,” Erdogan said.
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