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Turkey treats its brothers in Syria with the same sensitivity as it treats its friends in Karabakh, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced, Anadolu Agency reports.

According to Erdogan, "any weak country condemns itself to foreign intervention."

"Every one of you today sees the actions of states that are conducting mediated wars in our region, thousands of kilometers away from their borders, justifying their actions with the demands of security and well-being. Moreover, those same powers are against Ankara's steps to ensure the security of the Turkish borders," Erdogan said.

He argued that the goal of the above-mentioned countries is not to protect the interests of ethnic Kurds, Arabs, Turks, or other peoples.

"The only reason for their actions is political and economic dividends," Erdogan said.

Also, the president of Turkey announced the threat from "terrorist organizations that are the result of separate foreign circles".

"For about 40 years already, our country has been fighting against terrorism, which has killed tens of thousands of people. Opponents of Ankara forget that Turkey is not what it used to be. Today, Ankara decides its own political, economic and military course, prepares programs in democracy and development. Modern Turkey enjoys a growing reputation in the region and in the international arena," he added.

Erdogan called the recent years "the most problematic period in modern history after the two world wars."

Moreover, he assured that Turkey will definitely complete the creation of a "security zone" 30 kilometers from its southern borders.

"Attacks and pressures will not make us deviate from the planned path. Our determination is unchanged. Turkey treats its brothers in Syria with the same sensitivity as its friends in Karabakh [i.e., Azerbaijan, in this case], Bosnia and Herzegovina, Libya, and other regions of the planet. Kurds in Syria, as well as Arabs and Turkmens, are our brothers," Erdogan added.

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