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Hurriyet Daily News
May 31, 2022

Turkey summons French, German envoys over PKK activities

Turkey has summoned ambassadors of France and Germany over the activities of the terrorist organization PKK on their territories, warning all NATO members, as well as Sweden and Finland, who wish to join the alliance, to end their ties and links with all anti-Turkey terror groups.

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, in an interview with state-run Anadolu Agency, highlighted the recent rise in the activities of PKK and other terror organizations in the European countries, informing that French Ambassador Hervé Magro and German Ambassador Jurgen Schulz were summoned to the Foreign Ministry in protest of the PKK’s recent demonstrations in these countries.

“They have been formally given a protest note as well,” Çavuşoğlu stated.

He made these comments while explaining why Turkey is objecting to the admission of Sweden and Finland to NATO.

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On a question, Turkey’s top diplomat recalled the efforts of NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg who invited the foreign ministers of two Nordic states and Turkey for a meeting at NATO.

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Turkey submitted two letters to UN on Greece’s moves

Turkey’s top diplomat also detailed the recent escalation with Greece, which continues to militarize the islands whose de-militarized status should be preserved according to the international treaties Turkey and Greece are part of.

“Greece has changed the status of these islands. Greece should de-militarize these islands. Otherwise, a discussion over sovereignty [of these islands] will start,” he stated.

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