Baran denies Turkey scenarios at Hudson Institute

Zeyno Baran, Turkey expert at the Hudson Institute think tank in Washington D.C., said that scenarios regarding Turkey "were not discussed" at the meeting which took place at Hudson Institute last week.

Baran denies Turkey scenarios at Hudson Institute
Zeyno Baran, a senior fellow and Turkey expert at the Hudson Institute think tank in Washington D.C., said that scenarios regarding Turkey "were not discussed" at the meeting which took place at Hudson Institute last week.

Baran said in a written statement on Monday that the one, who "so-called informed" the press on condition of anonymity, tried to wear down institutions that belong to Turkish people.

Several news reports claimed that at a meeting of the Hudson Institute, "reaction of the United States" and "what could happen in Turkey" were discussed in case Tulay Tugcu, the retired chief judge of the Constitutional Court, becomes a possible target of assassination, terrorist PKK launches an attack in Istanbul and Turkey enters north of Iraq.

Baran said the meeting was held just to lay bare the vital importance of PKK terrorism for Turkey and to avoid escalation of tensions between Turkey and the USA because of terrorist organization PKK.

She also apologized Tulay Tugcu for misunderstanding due to slanted news reports.

Baran said executives at the meeting underlined that the USA should take concrete steps against mounting PKK terror, otherwise Turkey would have to launch a military operation into north of Iraq by using its rights under the international laws.

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