Turkish PM slams PKK presence in Europe

“The EU, which criticizes us in every field, should put its relations with terror under the spotlight,” Erdoğan said.

Turkish PM slams PKK presence in Europe

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday continued his criticism of the European Union, denouncing European countries for failing to take the necessary measures to prevent the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) from operating on their soil.

“The EU, which criticizes us in every field, should put its relations with terror under the spotlight,” Erdoğan said during his Justice and Development Party's (AK Party) parliamentary group meeting on Tuesday.

“What is this affection between the EU and terrorists? How long this will continue?” he asked.

The Turkish prime minister has recently stepped up his criticism of the EU. Erdoğan has said on more than one occasion recently that Turkey could drop its EU accession bid and seek membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) instead because the EU has been stalling in negotiations with Turkey for five decades. He repeated his criticism of the EU over the weekend, this time saying that it tolerates the activity of organization members wanted in Turkey.

Last Mod: 12 Şubat 2013, 14:04
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