Turkish army ready to face any external threat, says minister
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 5
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey's armed forces are completely ready for a war, said the country's national defense minister Ismet Yilmaz, the local newspaper Milliyet reported March 5.
"The country's armed forces are much stronger than before and ready to face any threat from outside," said the minister.
The "Islamic State" (IS, ISIL, ISIS, or Daesh) terrorist group is a serious threat for Turkey and neighboring countries, added Yilmaz.
"Turkey, as always, will fight to completely eliminate the terror threat in the country," said the minister.
Currently, ensuring security is one of the priorities for Turkey, according to him.
"Turkey is strengthening its defense industry," added Yilmaz.
In 2015, Turkish Armed Forces Foundation (TSKGV) directed 70 million Turkish liras for the development of the national defense industry.
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