Turkey presents Germany dossiser on PKK links

Interior Minister Besir Atalay said Turkey and Germany would set up a joint committe on security and counter-terrorism issues.

Turkey presents Germany dossiser on PKK links

Interior Minister Besir Atalay said Turkey and Germany would set up a joint committe on security and counter-terrorism issues.

Appearing Friday at a joint press conference with his German counterpart Thomas de Maiziere in Ankara following a private meeting, Atalay said they discussed cooperation in security and counter terrorism with the guest minister.

Atalay who pointed out that the PKK found ground in Europe, said it carried out its actions under the roof of some civil organizations. He said he presented a dossier on this to his German counterpart.

"Our intense efforts paid off and EU countries started taking steps on this issue. Some serious operations were waged in the last two years. The EU saw that PKK's actions did not just target Turkey but started causing problems for them too. In this respect we have requested greater support and cooperation from Germany. We are setting up a joint
committee on counter-terrorism and security issues at once," said Atalay.

"This committee will convene frequently, on daily basis if necessary; work on specific issues and present the results to us. If their works do not suffice to solve the issue they will bring it to us. We will contact each other more frequently, both on the phone and face to face," said Atalay.

Maiziere said their intelligence units had substantial information about the financial ties of PKK and they would cross check these with the information in the dossier.

The German Minister returned to his country after the press conference.



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