Since 2016, Ankara has launched a trio of successful anti-terror operations across its border in northern Syria to prevent the formation of a terror corridor.
Sweden "has a responsibility" to take action over Thursday's incident that took place right in the centre of the Nordic country's capital Stockholm, says Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
Sweden's Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson called the provocation by PKK supporters "irresponsible" and a possible attempt to "sabotage" the country's bid to enter NATO military alliance.
Türkiye's Communications Director Fahrettin Altun condemned the provocation, urging the Swedish authorities "to take necessary steps against terrorist groups without further delay."
The violence perpetrated by the PKK/YPG supporters on the streets of Paris last month should be a warning to French authorities that inaction against a terrorist organisation will have deadly consequences.
Türkiye's central Nevsehir province has hosted the first international Diyarbakir mothers' congress, which brought together artists, academics and journalists.
Rena Netjes had co-authored a highly critical online report in 2021 on the PKK/YPG's role in the Syrian conflict and said it has "ruthlessly pursued its objective of establishing and controlling its own autonomous territory and sphere of action".
Suspects belonging to different armed groups were captured in southern Mersin province as well as northwestern Edirne and in the Istanbul metropolis.
The PKK – listed as a terrorist organisation by Türkiye, the US, and the EU – has been responsible for the deaths of more than 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.
Since 2016, Ankara has launched a trio of successful anti-terror operations across its border in northern Syria: Euphrates Shield (2016), Olive Branch (2018), and Peace Spring (2019).
Ankara expects allies to cut all ties with terrorist organisations and show solidarity with Türkiye in fighting terrorism, Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar says.
Separately, three PKK/YPG terrorists nabbed while trying to enter Türkiye from Syria, says National Defence Ministry.
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