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Türkiye erecting barrier at its borders against terrorist violence: President Erdogan

By setting up a “security corridor” along its southern borders, Türkiye is successfully walling itself off from spreading terrorism and violence, said the Turkish president on Wednesday.

“We are completely preventing the spread of the fire around us to Türkiye by establishing a security corridor along our southern borders,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan told an election rally in Sirnak, along Türkiye’s southern border with Iraq, ahead of local elections on March 31.

He also stressed that Türkiye is erecting barriers between itself and terrorist groups seeking to involve it in conflict, while also “distancing itself from both imperialists and their puppets,” apparently referring to the terrorist PKK and YPG/PKK and the countries Türkiye accuses of supporting those terrorist groups along its borders with Iraq and Syria.

“The separatist terrorist organization is a tool imposed on our country to perpetuate the tyranny aimed at establishing single-party fascism in these lands,” he added.

In its more than 35-year terror campaign against Türkiye, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Türkiye, the US and the European Union – has been responsible for the deaths of over 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants. The YPG is its Syrian branch.​​​​​​​