World Bulletin/News Desk
Ankara has responded to Iraq’s “We don’t want the PKK!” announcement regarding the withdrawal of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) from Turkey to northern Iraq.
According to a report in Sabah news, Ankara’s reply to Iraq’s statement was “Instead of worrying, we need to be content. The PKK came from Iraq anyway, and would enter and exit periodically. Has it now become a problem?”
An announcement from Iraq’s Foreign Ministry yesterday had indicated that they did not want the withdrawing PKK in their borders. The statement had expressed, “this is Turkey’s own internal problem.”
According to Hurriyet’s report, the Foreign Ministry replied:
“This announcement seems to result more from the contestations between Bagdad and Erbil. It is obvious that the PKK withdrawing from Turkey will not be a threat to anyone, and that they will leave behind terror. We are not sending terrorists to another country to organize attacks. Therefore there is no reason to worry. The PKK came from Iraq anyway, and would enter and exit periodically. Why are they now a problem?”Last Mod: 10 Mayıs 2013, 14:24