Turkey urges EU not to distinguish PKK and ISIS
Baku, Azerbaijan, August 25
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Turkey urges the EU not to make distinctions between the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the “Islamic State” (IS, ISIL, ISIS or Daesh) terrorist group, Omer Celik, Turkish minister for EU affairs, said, TRT Haber TV channel reported Aug. 25.
Celik added that unfortunately, PKK easily continues its activity in the EU countries.
The minister stressed that Turkey does not see any difference between the PKK and the IS.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has continued for over 25 years and has claimed more than 40,000 lives.
The UN and the European Union list the PKK as a terrorist organization.
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