Turkey's PM calls on Europe to stop funding PKK
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday demanded European allies cut off funding for PKK militants and extradite suspected militants to Turkey, a day after a bomb blast in Istanbul killed five, the World Bulletin reported.
Police on Wednesday detained 27 people in connection with the attack on a military bus that killed five people, including a 17-year-old girl, in Turkey's most populous city, the state-run Anatolian news agency said.
"European countries have not given Turkey the necessary support in its fight against terrorism," Erdogan told the summit. "The financial support still hasn't been cut. There are countries that turn a blind eye to the organization's activities and propaganda and do not return the criminals to Turkey."
Erdogan said PKK gives harm not only to Turkish people but also to European countries and European people, especially youth.
Erdogan said that security of Europe started from Turkey's southeast provinces.
"Security of Europe, particularly the Balkans, starts from Hakkari, Semdinli. You should know that security of Balkan and European countries can not be restored before security is restored in Semdinli," Erdogan said.
"The terrorist organisation is as big a threat to Balkan and European countries as it does damage to Turkey," Erdogan said.