Turkey denies claims of ignoring Daesh
Turkey's presidential spokesman on Tuesday refuted claims that Turkey is not doing anything to fight against the Daesh, Anadolu Agency reported.
"Claims that Turkey does not condemn Daesh terrorist acts or has not launched any operations against its members are totally false," Ibrahim Kalin told Anadolu Agency.
"Turkey listed Daesh as a terrorist organization in October 2013 and since then has deported around 1,600 foreign nationals who have been found to have ties with it."
He added that more than 15,000 people suspected of seeking to join the extremist group have been banned from entering Turkey.
Kalin criticized those who failed to denounce attacks committed by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) -- considered a terrorist group in Turkey, the EU and the U.S. -- but instead "legitimize" the group. The PKK has waged a 30-year war against the Turkish state that has seen more than 44,000 people killed.
Referring to Monday's suspected suicide bomb attack in Suruc, which has been widely blamed on Daesh, Kalin said it was "regrettable that some politicians use this attack as an opportunity to provoke citizens for political interests and plant seeds of animosity".