President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan addressed the Supreme Court’s 150th Anniversary Congress and groundbreaking ceremony for a new apex court building.
Erdogan said: “As of now, the number of terrorists neutralized in Afrin [during ongoing Operation Olive Branch] is 2,878.”
“When considering the magnitude and continuity of current attacks we are facing, is there any country other than Turkey that has established a balance between democracy and security?” the president asked.
Recalling the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, Erdogan said: “We are a country that did not compromise on justice even while preventing the coup attempt.”
He added that all defeated coup-linked trials and other terror cases were being conducted under the framework of rule of law in Turkey.