Turkey seeks more German active role against PKK / PHOTO

Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoglu said that Turkey expected more active cooperation from Germany against PKK.

Turkey seeks more German active role against PKK / PHOTO


Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Wednesday that Turkey expected more active cooperation from Germany against PKK.

Davutoglu and German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle held a joint press conference following their meeting over breakfast at Istanbul's Ciragan Palace.

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"Many Turkish people live in Germany and many Germans live in Turkey. These two countries should have more strategic dialogue. We have decided to establish a strategic dialogue mechanism," Davutoglu said.

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Davutoglu said they also discussed fight against PKK in the meeting. "We expect our friends to have cooperation with us against acts of terrorism that kill citizens, police officers and innocent people. Unfortunately, most important financial and logistic sources are in Europe. We expect our European friends and especially Germany to cooperate more actively in combating terrorism. The German foreign minister will visit Turkey regarding this matter in September. We have agreed to continue our studies on the issue till then," he said.

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Davutoglu quoted Westerwelle as saying that Germany supported Turkey on the matter.

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