EU defining PKK militants as 'activists' disappointed Turkey: speaker

Parliament speaker Cicek expressed uneasiness about EU's using the expression "activists" toward PKK militants.

EU defining PKK militants as 'activists' disappointed Turkey: speaker

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkish Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek expressed uneasiness about EU's defining PKK militants as "activists".

During his meeting with President Jean-Claude Mignon of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Cicek expressed his uneasiness, and said EU's using the word "activist" to define the members of the group disappointed Turkey.

In April, in its report on post-monitoring dialogue with Turkey, PACE defined PKK militnats as activists.

Meanwhile, Mignon offered PACE's condolences referring to the deadly bomb attacks in Reyhanli town of Turkey's southern Hatay province in the weekend.

Mignon also appreciated Turkey's efforts to host Syrian citizens who have escaped from the violence in their country and have been staying in Turkey. 

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