ERZURUM -

Ankara will continue to give a decisive rebuff to all those who try to undermine the unity and stability of Turkey, to violate its territorial integrity. President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a corresponding statement at a rally in the province of Erzurum.

The President noted that the backdown in the Black and Mediterranean Seas could lead Turkey to the loss of territories.

“Backdown in the Black and Mediterranean Seas will eventually lead Turkey to the loss of its lands. This is quite obvious. Turkey's security begins in the Balkans and the Caucasus. Given these realities, Turkey must adhere to corresponding policies and develop optimal operations," Erdogan said.

According to him, over the past 20 months the armed forces of Turkey have neutralized more than 10 thousand terrorists in the southeast of the country.

Source and photo: AA

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