Turkey model country for world: Deputy PM Akdogan

The Turkish deputy prime minister also says that the global struggle against terrorism cannot be successful by ignoring certain attacks in the world.

Turkey model country for world: Deputy PM Akdogan
World Bulletin / News Desk
 
The global struggle against terrorism cannot be successful by ignoring certain attacks in the world, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Yalcin Akdogan said Thursday.

Akdogan made the remarks in a series of posts on the social media website, Twitter, and specifically referred to recent terrorist attacks, including the Istanbul suicide bomb attack, border guards' attack in Saudi Arabia and another bombing in the Yemeni capital that killed dozens of people.

"The common struggle against terrorism cannot be successful by ignoring the female suicide bomb attack against police in Istanbul, Saudi Arabia attack that killed three border soldiers and Yemeni capital Sanaa attack that claimed 35 lives,” the deputy prime minister tweeted in Turkish.

On Tuesday, a woman suicide bomber killed a Turkish police officer and wounded another officer at Istanbul's main tourist area Sultanahmet, police said.

Saudi official news agency SPA reported Monday that a suicide attack on a border patrol force near the frontier with Iraq killed three of its guards.

Also, recently a car bomb attack outside a police academy in Yemeni capital Sanaa killed 40 people and wounded dozens of people, according to the Yemeni Interior Ministry.

Akdogan also tweeted that Turkey was a model country for the world because of its balance in Islam and democracy, moderation and democratic participation, and cohesion among people, who live together despite ethnic, religious and cultural differences.

He also said that incidents such as "attempts to choke democracy" in the Middle East and rising racism in Western countries would only serve to feed fanaticism, intolerance and terrorism across the world.

 

Last Mod: 09 Ocak 2015, 10:02
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