World Bulletin / News Desk
The ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party's deputy chairman has said that there were no secret activities in Apaydin camp where defected Syrian military officers currently stay in southern Turkey.
"There is no military training there, and Turkey is not in an action that it hides from everybody there," Huseyin Celik said on Wednesday.
Earlier, The Turkish foreign minister has said members of a parliamentary human rights commission would be granted access to the camp.
Davutoglu also underscored that accommodating foreign army defectors in a separate camp was not a choice, but a legal necessity. "This practice is in line with national regulations and UN standards," he said.
Noting that the fight against PKK and the Syria issue had started to begin to interlink, Celik said, "At the moment, Bashar al-Assad acts in the sense of 'enemy of enemy is my friend'. So, it is very clear that he (Bashar al-Assad) has taken PKK under his arms and has been using PKK against Turkey."
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