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Turkish PM Yıldırım promises to decrease terrorism in new year

TURKISH PM YILDIRIM PROMISES TO DECREASE TERRORISM IN NEW YEAR

The Turkish prime minister promised to decrease terrorism in 2018 early Monday and said Turkey has made major progress in the fight against terror.

Binali Yıldırım was visiting the Turkish national police headquarters in Ankara, where he received information about the police department's safety measures for new year's celebrations.

There, speaking to reporters in the first minutes of the new year, Yıldırım said Turkey has made significant progress in the fight against terror.

"Hopefully, in 2018, we will decrease the terror issue in lower places of Turkey's agenda," Yıldırım said.

He said terrorism is depleting Turkey's energy.

Yıldırım said he hopes Turkey will get rid of terror thanks to the efforts of its security forces.

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