Turkey to issue diplomatic note to France over PKK

The Turkish Embassy has officially filed a lawsuit regarding Wednesday's occupation.

Turkey to issue diplomatic note to France over PKK

Turkey will give a note to France on Thursday regarding occupation of Turkish Tourism & Cultural Counsellor's Office in Paris by PKK members.

Diplomatic sources told AA correspondent that "Turkey would give a note to French Foreign Ministry on Thursday, and ask France to protect its diplomatic missions and representations in a better way, and not to tolerate members of the terrorist organization."

Turkey's Ambassador to France Tahsin Burcuoglu met French Interior Minister Claude Gueant on Wednesday evening. It was a meeting scheduled beforehand as Gueant was planning to visit Turkey in coming days.

During the meeting, Burcuoglu referred to occupation of Turkey's Tourism & Culture Counsellor's Office by PKK members and expressed Turkey's uneasiness about PKK acts on French territories.

The Turkish Embassy has officially filed a lawsuit regarding Wednesday's occupation.

During French Interior Minister Claude Gueant's formal visit to Ankara on October 6, the two countries will "discuss cooperation against terrorism in detail" and they will sign a cooperation agreement on domestic security.

Gueant and Turkish Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin will put their signatures under the agreement which will cover concrete cooperation mechanisms in combatting terrorism.

The agreement is important as it is the first time Turkey will sign such a comprehensive text on domestic security with an important European Union (EU) member state.

Once the presidential secretary general and President Nicolas Sarkozy's "right hand man," Gueant will be received by Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara.

France is staging intense operations against the PKK in for the last two years.

The Paris Court has recently tried 18 people, including top members in Europe. The prosecutor's office demanded prison terms ranging between six months and six years for the suspects, and requested that the headquarters in Paris be closed.

The court will make its verdict on the case on November 2.

AA

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