The new parliamentary session in Turkey started with the speech of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who strongly condemned this morning's terrorist attack on the headquarters of the Ministry of Interior in Ankara.
He linked the attack to similar activities that have taken place in Turkey before, saying that official Ankara will continue the fight at home and abroad until the last terrorist is eliminated.
"We will not allow a terrorist organization to rule politics or obstruct the holy march of our country. The action in which two killers were neutralized this morning is the last fight of the terrorist organization. Terrorists who threaten the peace and security of citizens have not achieved their goals and will never achieve them.
We do not allow propaganda from those who seek to undermine the national will by mentioning art. I think we owe this to our nation, which stopped the tanks on the night of July 15," Erdogan said.
The Turkish President has also reserved harsh criticism for the European Union, taking into consideration the stagnation in the negotiations for membership in the union.
"We kept every promise we made to the EU, but they kept almost none of the promises they made to us. There is no change in the unilateral attitude of the EU towards our country. They are doing our country an injustice with an approach that ignores the processes they have put in place. As Turkey, we have no expectations from the EU, at whose door we have been left waiting for 60 years. They need to think about the injustices they do to us, especially about visas. If they don't, they lose the right to have any expectations from us. If it is necessary, we will not apply the criteria of Copenhagen but the criteria of Ankara and we will continue our way", emphasized the president of Turkey.