Turkey is decided to proceed to wage its battle to guarantee stability in the area, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan mentioned in his Qurban Bayram (Eid al-Adha) message on Thursday.
“We are decided to make it possible for our battle in the huge space from Iraq to Syria and Libya finally ends up in victory for our nation and our associates and brothers and sisters in these international locations,” Erdoğan mentioned in his televised Qurban Bayram message. He continued by saying that Turkey may even proceed to defend its rights in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean Seas.
Turkey has been finishing up cross-border counterterrorism operations in Iraq and Syria, concentrating on the PKK terrorist group.
Ankara has additionally signed pacts with the internationally acknowledged Libyan authorities to present them army assist towards the putschist General Khalifa Haftar.
On Nov. 27, Turkey and Libya’s Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) signed a bilateral memorandum after a gathering between President Erdoğan and GNA head Fayez Al Sarraj, befell in Istanbul. The deal allows Turkey to safe its rights in the Mediterranean whereas stopping any fait accompli maneuvers by different regional states.
The memorandum asserts Turkey’s rights in the Eastern Mediterranean in the face of unilateral drilling makes an attempt by the Greek Cypriot administration, clarifying that the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) additionally has rights to assets in the world.
The president mentioned Turkey may even proceed to stand beside the oppressed individuals, no matter their faith, ethnicity, or tradition.
Also touching upon the latest reversion of Hagia Sophia right into a mosque, Erdoğan mentioned Turkey is not going to hesitate to train its sovereign rights.
The Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque reopened for worship thanks to the joint efforts of the People’s Alliance made up of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and the MHP after a courtroom annulled a 1934 Cabinet decree that transformed Hagia Sophia right into a museum. Before that, it had been a mosque for practically 500 years.
Hagia Sophia served as a church for 916 years till the conquest of Istanbul, after which it functioned as a mosque from 1453 to 1934. From the latter date till just lately, the construction has served as a museum.
In 1985, it was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Hagia Sophia is just not solely a mosque however one in every of Turkey’s prime vacationer websites and can stay open for home and overseas guests.