"Turkey's recent military operations against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) are an exercise of the right to self-defense," Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgic made the remarks at a press conference, SIA reports quoting the AA.
"Both the U.S. and Turkey list the PKK as a terrorist organization. It is not right to distinguish among terrorist groups. Many leaders, including UN Secretary-General [Ban Ki-moon], have said that Turkey's operations against the PKK in particular are an exercise of the right to self-defense," he said, adding that Turkey is determined to continue fighting against all forms of terror, and "it does not need to get permission from anybody while doing this".
As far as Russia's new plan for Syria is concerned, Bilgic said Turkey is already an active member of the international coalition against Daesh, and "there is no other method or plan on our agenda to fight against it".