The National Security Council met on Thursday (January 28th) under the chairmanship of the President of the Republic, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The meeting discussed the implications of political, military, economic and social issues in the region and the world in the context of internal and external issues that are important for Turkey’s national security.
The National Security Council (NSC) stressed that Turkey is determined to protect its rights in the Aegean, the Eastern Mediterranean and Cyprus under international law.
The council discussed the steps taken to eliminate the presence of terrorist organizations, which are the main source of instability in the region, from the territories of Turkey’s neighbours on its southern border.
In addition, “an appeal was made to the international actors involved in the case to fulfill their obligations”.
The statement issued at the end of the meeting stressed that Turkey is primarily in favour of diplomacy and dialogue at all levels to resolve the issues of the Aegean, the Eastern Mediterranean and Cyprus.
“On the other hand, it was stressed once again that Turkey is determined to protect its rights and interests arising from international law and international agreements”, the National Security Council said.
It also condemned the terrorist acts and acts of violence taking place in Africa, especially in Somalia, and in various other regions, and stressed that Turkey would continue to fulfill its responsibilities for peace./ibna