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- 12 Nisan 2018 Perşembe+-Yazdır
Ankara-(12.04.2018) - Ministry of Interior Mr. Süleyman Soylu attended the Prime Ministerial Session of the Kiev Security Forum with Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, Moldova Prime Minister Pavel Filip and former Ukrainian Prime Minister and Open Ukraine Foundation President Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
Speaking in the session, Mr. Soylu said that they imagine the 21st century as being high international integration, terrorism with knowledge are not defined through color, language, religion, economic interests, past association, democracy and law are together advancing, as a world who has common living basin but it wasn’t like this.
Mr. Soylu pointed out that drugs produced in the fields of Afghanistan can be marketed to Europe and synthetic drugs produced in a European country can be marketed to the Middle East. And He added "If terrorist organizations bring a British, a French, and war in Syria as a member of DEAS, if human traffickers can draw death routes from innocent people both from the Mediterranean and from the Aegean and from the Black Sea, if special operations teams in central London, Hamburg and Paris are now able to take security measures with heavy weapons, then we can not expect every country to improve providing its own border security.
The Minister Mr. Soylu stressed that these problems could eliminated with a common mind, a common movement and sincerity, he made wish that the Kiev Security Forum brought a solution to the problems.
Taking attention to the future is not based on dreams but on fears and problems, Mr. Soylu asked that “Where do we make mistakes? How did we extended the problem, the result moved away so much”?
The Minister of Interior Mr. Soylu expressed that global mistakes affected each other, terrorism, narcotic, migration, rising racism in the West etc. problems take strength from each other.
Mr. Soylu emphasized that racism in Europe turned into almost the 1930s, marginalized and excluded person radicalized and created human resources to terrorist organizations.
Mr. Soylu indicated that it was introduced a concept that called “foreign terrorist fighter” and “we can capture a French citizen, an English and Dutch citizen in DAESH ranks, in the PYD ranks. Unfortunately, at the removal centers in our country we see them all together. On the other hand, the conflict in Syria and the Middle East raises the immigration. Terrorism with immigration facilitates the transition to the West. Irregular migration is a drama on its behalf and at the same time it becomes a source of funding.” he spoke.
The Minister Soylu said as indicating the drug trafficking is the main supporter of global terrorist organizations and that intelligence services are trying to maintain a "proxy war" using terrorist organizations, drug and human traffickers and to obtain an advantageous position on behalf of their own countries.
- "The biggest global mistake is making distinction among the terrorist organization"
Mr. Soylu said that Turkey is the leading of the most experienced countries in the world and continued his speech as:
"The biggest global mistake we see at this point is making distinction between terrorist organizations, which states that they can choose a terrorist organization as a partner, unfortunately trying to justify it with a number of reasons and legitimize the terrorist organization. However, terrorist organizations is just a terrorist organization. He does not produce anything but malignancy. A simple example, DAESH terrorist organization made bloody attacks mainly in Turkey also in other Muslim countries, massacred in mosques. Therefore, we should look at the actions of a terrorist organization, not all of its discourse. Become a partner with PYD and supporting it with a pretext to fight DEASH is an activity that legal states should not do. Moreover, this claim is not true.
The Minister Mr. Soylu indicated that during the Operation Euphiates Shield PYD did not strike DEASH, DEASH did not strike also PYD-YPG in the Operation Olive Branch.
Mr. Soylu, who stated that while fighting against a terrorist organization, to take a partner the other is not realistic approach, said that Turkey regards every groups as terrorist who have gun and are not soldiers of a legal state and a total fight against them has to be made.
- "Our ultimate objective is zero terror level"
To grant weapons to a terrorist organization is not a contribution to world peace. Turkey pursuits the worlds legalize" said Mr. Soylu and continued his words as follows:
“As the first phase, after the 2015 elections in our country and as the second phase, especially after the coup attempt July 15, 2016 that the world pursuits closely, by the area pressure on terrorist organization we increased and the operations we made, we removed its financial resources. Especially within our borders, we made PKK almost impossible to act. Regarding the FETO clearance, we dismantled the main structure of the terrorist organization within our borders. Our operations against its units that we express as sleeper cell are on-going.” Because FETO has intricate structure model. Our ultimate objective is zero terror level in combatting terrorism. Our struggle about other extreme left organizations and radical organization is in this direction.
- “Our stance is clear and distinct in Crimea problem”
The Minister Soylu said, as emphasizing on Turkey’s border was a serious struggle, “Citizen in Ukraine what thinks in the Crimea problem, citizen in Turkey thinks the same thing”.
Underlining of these, Mr. Soylu said that “This is a struggle for humanity; we see to talk about the territorial integrity of Ukraine as redundancy.
Mr. Soylu indicated that narcotics has become the main source of funding for terrorism, he declared that the PKK's income from narcotics is $ 1.5 billion.
Mr. Soylu said that "The West has comfort incomprehensive especially about synthetic drugs," Mr. Soylu, describing the same drugs he caught in the terror operations in the mountains and in the streets in front of the school in İstanbul. Unfortunately, in Belgium and the Netherlands there is a problem of approaching this issue. In the framework of freedoms for consumers, there is no attempt to determine an area of usage in state control. However it is clear that Europe cannot control this area and cannot prevent the creation of new users”.
- “European Union disappointed us about this issue”
The Minister of Interior Mr. Soylu pointed out that the supply of natural drugs in Afghanistan is twice that of last year, used the following expressions:
“As Turkey we are under the pressure of our eastern and western drug trafficking according to international reports Turkey performs, 16 percent of global narcotics capture and twofold of Europe narcotics capture, it was first in 2015 in capture of Ectasy with 5,7 million number. If Europe changes this approach and adapts our policies to fighting against narcotics, we will both save the youth of the world and weaken terrorism significantly”.
Mr. Soylu referred that Turkey is under serious immigration pressures "We are on a serious migration routes and human traffickers try to open constantly new ways. Between August and September 2017, they tried the Black Sea way. Our coastguard teams caught 111 irregular migrants and 15 migrant smuggler in a month. He said that in 2017, we caught 4,5000 organizers of immigrant smugglers. While 80 million populated Turkey struggle this, 500 million the European Union has disappointed us, as Turkey we preferred “to manage migration”, but Europe preferred “to prevent migration”.
Using the expressions of "ending migration, it is possible to end terrorism", Mr. Soylu said that the number of immigrants returning from the border gates of Hatay, Kilis and Gaziantep to the country today is 162 thousand 471 since the beginning of the Operation Euphiates Shield.
Mr. Soylu indicated that they would leave Afrin to Afrin people, Azez to Azez people and Mare to Mare people. We are not being in need of petrol and another richness outside our border. Our country is sufficient to us. However, there are severe costs to Turkey of instability there. There are serious costs such as terrorism, narcotics, migration and financial costs. Therefore, the confidence and stability in this region is a perpetuity problem for our country and our neighbors.
To deactivate this negativeness depends on human conscience. He stated that “We must move to a better place together local partnerships without losing our conscience and time, we must move to a better place together”.
- “Last year we only defused the 2 thousand 500 terrorists”
After the conversation, in the question and answer section the Minister Mr. Soylu, answered the question that asked to him; “Last year we only defused the 2 thousand 500 terrorists in homeland. We stand all together with coup attempt, terror, Syria affairs. About what we stand? By the vote of public and coffer.
Mr. Soylu as indicating the fighting against terrorism, one eye is on tourism figures and his own security parameters are directly proportional to the increase in the number of tourists and tourism figures and that within a year democracy aims to increase the number of tourists about 40 million correspondingly.