Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has said that the “terrorist organisation” which sponsored the July 2016 failed coup against his government are operating illegally in Nigeria. ayokinews.com reports
The Turkish President made this disclosure while speaking through an interpreter, during a media briefing in Abuja, on Wednesday.
Speaking through an interpreter, President Erdogan said, “Turkey has been fighting against terrorist organisations for many decades, such as the PKK, PYD, FETO, DASH and other terrorist organisations.
“The perpetrator of the heinous failed coup of July the 15th, FETO, is still illegally active in Nigeria, and we are continuously sharing our intelligence with the Nigerian interlocutors and authorities.
“I hope and pray that our Nigerian brothers will forge a closer solidarity in this field with us, the Republic of Turkey.”
President Erdogan equally sought for the cooperation between Nigerian and Turkey in fighting terrorism which has now become a huge threat to world peace.
He further commended Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari for hosting him and his delegation.
“The most auspicious results and I would like to thank my distinguished brother, President Buhari, for being such a gracious host for me and for my delegation.”