LAST MINUTE NEWS: Minister of National Defense Akar: Number of terrorists neutralized in Claw operations rose to 68

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Akar, together with the Chief of the General Staff, General Yaşar Güler, came to the Gölcük Naval Command with Admiral Adnan Özbal, Commander of the Naval Forces.

Akar, who carried out inspections and reviews, was briefed by the Navy Commander, Admiral Ercüment Tatlıoğlu.

Minister Akar, Chief of General Staff General Güler, Commander of Naval Forces, Admiral Özbal and Levendler.

Addressing the staff here, Akar said the duty of the Turkish armed forces is to protect the rights, interests and interests of the country on land, at sea and in the air, inspired by love, trust and prayer of the noble nation.

Stating that the most important part of their job is counterterrorism activities, Akar stressed that they fight with determination and determination until the terrorists are neutralized.


Stating that the Mehmetçi has achieved significant success in the fight against terrorism and continues to do so, Akar said:

We hope to save our beloved nation from this terrorist scourge by continuing our activities with an offensive approach at an ever faster pace. A total of 953 terrorists have been neutralized in northern Iraq and Syria since January 1. We respect the borders and the sovereignty of all our neighbors, in particular Iraq, a friendly and fraternal country. We will continue to do whatever needs to be done to put an end to this terrorism, which nests in northern Iraq and has claimed the lives of 40,000 citizens for 40 years. Apart from that, we have no other objective in Iraq or Syria. “

Akar recalled that operations Claw-Lightning and Claw-Şimşek were launched against northern Iraq on April 23. “These operations are continuing in an intense and fruitful manner. Finally, 6 terrorists were neutralized in a cave. A total of 68 terrorists we saw with our eyes were neutralized. “gave the information.


Noting that the Kovid-19 virus is mutated, Akar stressed that staff should continue to strictly and strictly adhere to measures taken against the outbreak.

Declaring that the Turkish armed forces are one of the few armed forces in the world in terms of the low incidence of Kovid-19 cases, Akar ordered to continue the precautions taken on the first day, without complacency.

Akar said that in the light of reason and science, with the national, spiritual and professional values ​​that have filtered from the glorious history of the Turkish armed forces, within the framework of the constitution, in accordance with the laws and guidelines of the President, under the orders and command of successive superiors and commanders, under the command of the nation and at the beginning of his duty, Akar said:

“We take every precaution that can be taken for the safety of staff in every incident. We follow this to the end. At any time, with each incident, an administrative investigation is definitively carried out, a judicial investigation is carried out. Action is taken based on the results of the investigation. Whether it is a case of Kovid-19, a suicide case, a fatal case or an accident, the Turkish armed forces are closely linked to all of their personnel at a level copy. judicial inquiries are being carried out. Based on the results of these, we are doing everything that needs to be done. “


Emphasizing that Cyprus is Turkey’s national cause, Akar said that a two-state structure is now inescapable on the island.

Referring to relations with Greece, Minister Akar said: “We want dialogue, we want to find political solutions. But whatever our well-intentioned approach, our Greek neighbors escalate events, increase tension, use language provocative and threatening. We expect them to understand that they are not going anywhere with the language of threat against Turkey. We believe that we are leading the way in the search for a political solution with our position in the Aegean Sea, the Eastern Mediterranean and Cyprus. ”he spoke.
Stating that Turkey has no eye on anyone’s land, water, rights and law, Akar said, “Everyone should know full well that we will not violate our rights, even one only grain. Our saying “let’s solve these problems through dialogue” should not be seen in any way as a weakness. It is not a weakness. We are talking about ways to live in a friendly manner between the two neighbors. “mentioned.

At the end of his speech, Akar thanked the staff for performing their duties with superior success and sacrifice despite the Covid-19 outbreak.

Akar, who remembered the martyrs of saints and veterans who passed away with mercy and gratitude, presented his respect and gratitude to the surviving veterans and the families of martyrs and veterans.

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