Turkey's Erdogan slams ISIL, Boko Haram, PKK, PYD groups

'Our civilization has no place for Daesh, Boko Haram, PKK, PYD and YPG terrorist organizations,' Turkish president says at an award ceremony in Istanbul

Turkey's Erdogan slams ISIL, Boko Haram, PKK, PYD groups

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said there is no place for ISIL, Boko Haram, PKK, PYD and YPG terrorist organizations in our civilization.

Addressing the Turkish Religious Affairs Foundation's award ceremony in Istanbul Sunday, Erdogan said: "Our civilization has no place for ISIL, Boko Haram, PKK, PYD and YPG terrorist organizations", adding there is also no place for the Ku Klux Klan and the holocaust.

Additionally, he said they will fight against those who try to portray Muslims as terrorists and the Islamic world as a source of terrorism, murders and fights.

About the refugee crisis, the Turkish president said Turkey had opened its doors to all oppressed Syrians and Iraqis unlike some countries in the West.

The number of Syrian refugees in Turkey has reached 2,733,784, of which 282,815 refugees reside in 26 temporary refugee centers, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Yalcin Akdogan said Thursday.

Akdogan tweeted that Turkey had shown its moral and conscientious stance by embracing Syrians.

Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011 when the Bashar al-Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests with unexpected ferocity.

Since then, more than 250,000 people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to the UN.

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