Respect for human rights is part of Turkey’s deep-rooted state tradition, the Turkish foreign minister said Tuesday.

Mevlut Cavusoglu cited the famous words, “Peace at home, peace in the world”, uttered by the country’s founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in a Human Day Address, according to an online statement released by Turkey’s Foreign Ministry.

Turkey’s fight against terrorist groups that violate one of the most fundamental human rights, the right to life, is necessity to “adhere to the concept of the rule of law, democratic values and international obligations,” said Cavusoglu.

“Respect for human rights is embedded in our deep-rooted

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