31 Jul '15, 1pm

Turkey calls for closer cooperation with Indonesia to fight terrorism - Channel News Asia

JAKARTA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he would like to have closer cooperation with Indonesia in the fight against terrorism. Speaking at the National Resilience Institute in Jakarta on Friday (Jul 31), Mr Erdogan said he hopes to have a more effective and efficient mechanism to counter the scourge. Mr Erdogan is in Indonesia for a three-day state visit. This is his first visit to the country since taking office as head of state last year. During his lecture, Mr Erdogan refuted allegations that Turkey is at fault for allowing foreign fighters to enter Syria to join the Islamic State militant group. He said that the accusations are ungrounded and unjustified. Instead, Mr Erdogan blamed countries who failed to track their own citizens engaging in terrorist activities and take the necessary precautions in time. He explained that Turkey has a land border with Sy...

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