Jumat , 07 Juli 2017, 12:36 WIB

Indonesia really understands ways to counter terrorism: Erdogan

Rep: Sri Handayani/ Red: Reiny Dwinanda
AP/Burhan Ozbilici
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (right) was greeted with a state ceremony at the Turkey's White Palace, locally known as the Beyaz Saray, by the country's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (right) was greeted with a state ceremony at the Turkey's White Palace, locally known as the Beyaz Saray, by the country's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, ANKARA -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Indonesia really understand the ways to counter terrorism.

"Indonesia is a country which really understand how to face terrorism," said him in a press conference after bilateral meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo at White Palace, Ankara, on Thursday (July 6).

Turkey expected to improve the bilateral cooperation with Indonesia as the country had faced big challenges on terrorism and radicalism. Erdogan asserted that all kinds of terrorism should be fight.

"The organizations like ISIS and Fethullah Gullen misuses their needs and we will always fight them," he said.

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He said ISIS committed to make chaos. In Turkey, the government did not differentiate any terrorist groups. All the terrorist would be totally fought. Recently, the country had precede 5.000 alleged terrorists, some came from South East Asia and some from others.

Erdogan added that some alleged terrorists in Syria expected to go back to their country. Turkey had win the fight over 3.000 ISIS members.

"We committed to fight the terroris, we come to the era of warning," he said.

Erdogan also emphasized the importance of exchanging secret information between intelligence agency. "On this occasion I wanted to say thanks to you to our brothers in Indonesia, including for fighting ISIS and Fethullah Gullen. I hope the group would be expelled from both from both country by the good bilateral cooperation," he said.