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World must unite to fight terrorists: Putin

The Levant News–

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the only effective way to fight terrorism is to establish a united global front against the scourge.

Putin made the remarks during a meeting with leaders of the top 20 world economies ahead of a G20 summit in the Turkish city of Antalya, on Sunday.

“We will only be able to deal with the terrorist threat… if all the international community unites its efforts,” Putin said.

The gathering of world leaders at the Turkish Mediterranean resort comes just two days after a series of deadly bomb and gun attacks hit the French capital, Paris, which left some 130 people dead and many more injured.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the G20 summit agenda had become “very different” following the Paris attacks.

“I believe that our stance against international terrorism will find its expression in a very strong, tough message at the G20 summit,” Erdogan said, adding that the attacks targeted not only French people “but all of humanity.”

US President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping were among a number of world leaders who took part in the meeting in Turkey.

Earlier, during a meeting of top diplomats in the Austrian capital, Vienna, European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker said that the wave of refugees arriving in Europe are fleeing terrorists such as those who carried out the attacks in Paris.

The attacks, which were claimed by the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, have drawn condemnation from many world leaders.

Daesh militants have been wreaking havoc in Syria and Iraq for more than a year.

A number of Western powers and their allies including Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar have been accused of supporting terrorists, including the Daesh Takfiris, fighting to overthrow the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Source: Press TV.

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