6 of our citizens were killed and 81 of our citizens were injured in the terrorist attack that took place on Istiklal Street on Sunday, November 13. After the bomb attack, the TAF carried out Operation Claw-Sword to the north of Syria and Iraq at midnight the previous night.
CRITICAL QUESTION FROM JOURNALISTS TO ERDOĞAN ABOUT THE MOVEMENT
Commenting on the operation, in which nearly 70 aircraft were deployed, as well as combatant and support aircraft, President Erdoğan met with US President Joe Biden and Russian leader Vladimir Putin regarding the “Claw-Sword operation” directed by journalists on his return from Qatar. Did you meet?” He gave a striking answer to the question.
“WE ARE ALWAYS SAYING, WE CAN COME SNOW ONE NIGHT”
President Erdogan used the following statements: “We have not had any talks with Mr. Biden or Mr. Putin regarding this operation. But both Mr. Biden and Mr. Putin already know that we can do such things in this region at any time. As in this case, we always say it. oh, we can come suddenly one night.
“AMERICA NEEDS TO KNOW US NOW”
Turkey’s security organization, we do not work with permission. If we are going to take a step, we decide it and we take that step as well. America should know about us now. He probably knows. Hopefully, all of us will see how we can and should take more important steps decisively in the next process. Our natural sadness is this; we are together with America in NATO. However, thousands of tools, equipment, ammunition, weapons, unfortunately, this America has sent all these to the terror zone in Syria. This number has been since the Obama era, has continued during the Trump era, and continues under Mr. Biden.
“Such concessions are a problem for our country”
So did we share it with them? Yes, we shared. I shared these with Mr. Obama, I shared them with Mr. Trump, and I shared them with Mr. Biden. I said to them, “We are together with you in NATO, we are two important allies. Since such a threat comes to us from the south, you are putting us in trouble by giving these support to the terrorist organizations here. Of course, we cannot experience these problems. We will have to give the necessary answer to them when necessary.” Of course they can’t say anything. We have done what is necessary at this point, we are doing it, and we will continue to do so. We can never make concessions from here, because such concessions are a problem for our country.”