Dear Press Members
Ordu Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Ordu Commodity Exchange
Turkey Bar Association
Confederation of Rights Workers Unions (HAK-İŞ)
Confederation of Civil Servants Unions (MEMUR-SEN)
The Ordu Branch of the Turkey Retirees Association
Turkey Tradesmen and Artisans Confederation (TESK)
Confederation of Labor Unions of Turkey (Türk-İş)
Turkey Confederation of Employer Associations (TISK)
Public Workers Unions Confederation of Turkey (PUBLIC-SEN)
Turkey Union of Chambers of Agriculture (TZOB) and the Association of Industrialists and Businessmen’s ORDU (ORDUSİAD) as we’re here today.
By making this statement together with all the Chambers and Commodity Exchanges at the same time in 81 cities, we are addressing to our country and the world public through you.
Turkey has launched a cross-border operation, which was named “Peace Fountain”, on 9 October 2019 on the Syrian border. The aim of the operation is both to ensure the security of our country’s borders and to eliminate the terrorist corridor that poses a threat to our country and countries in the region. It is to clear this region from terrorist organizations such as PKK / PYD / YPG and DEAŞ, to save the Syrian people from the oppression and persecution of terrorists, and to restore the environment of peace, trust and peace in the region. We are behind and supporting this decision of our state. Because Turkey has used its rights arising from international rules.
The Peace Fountain Operation was launched within the framework of universal law and the United Nations Security Council’s anti-terrorism decisions and the right to self-defence in the UN Convention. It has been respected for Syria’s territorial integrity, sovereignty and political unity. Therefore, this operation is legitimate and complies with international law. Our country has been exposed to more than a hundred harassment and hostile action in the last two years, especially by the elements of the terrorist organization stationed beyond the border in the east of the Euphrates. These terrorist organizations organize attacks within Syria and against Syrians. The complaints and reactions of the local people in Syria against the increasing human rights violations, migration, harassment and persecution of terrorist organizations are constantly increasing.
Everyone should now see that very well; We cannot be expected to remain silent against terrorist groups that kill innocent people and pose a threat to the security of our country. Firat Shield and Olive Branch Operation to start with all these ongoing operations in Turkey, the necessary response to the terrorist organizations and their supporters to serve in the most powerful way. At the same time, maximum attention is paid to the protection of civilians and innocents. We have already shown this in both Euphrates Shield and Olive Branch operations. Life returned to normal, peace and tranquility came in the region where terrorism prevailed. We also prepared the ground for the return of Syrians who had to leave their homes. all the opportunities coming from Turkey’s hand is how to mobilize world public opinion for this region has seen. Because we believe that those who cannot reconstruct the world of hearts and people cannot reconstruct the earth. We, as Turkish People, didn’t support to ravage. Our side is peace and brotherhood.
Turkey’s counterterrorism-oriented efforts will pave the way of Syrians, who have been displaced due to PKK/PYD/YPG/DEAS’s actions, against humanity including ethnic and religious cleansing, return to Syria. Therefore, every operation launched by Turkey, displaced Syrian people, oppressed and disadvantaged are supported by local people. In light of all these facts, we invite the international community to support our country by clearly showing their intentions to take a common stance against terrorism and to dominate universal human rights in this region.
Finally, we want everyone to know that.
The Turkish Nation will give you a straight answer to the threats posed to Turkey and Turkey’s economy, business and civil society. These threats across this country of each individual, much more for the future of Turkey will work, will produce more. The day is not the silence, it is the day of giving a voice together and in a spirit of national unity. On the other hand, we call on all our citizens to be careful about information pollution and provocations, especially on social media. Those living in this region are our neighbours, our brothers.
Nobody can destroy the law of brotherhood and neighborhood between us, who are members of the same civilization, the same culture, the same faith. Nobody can bring us mischief and set us against another, nor can we make us enemies. Our prayers as Turkey’s business world and we stand by all of our hearts our state and our hero soldiers. Our belief that our Turkish Armed Forces will destroy terrorist elements in the region and defeat terrorist organizations. We wish God’s mercy to all our martyrs, and their place should be heaven. We wish urgent healing to our wounded. May Almighty Allah Almighty protect our Mehmet and make our Army victorious. God help us!