EU backs Turkey’s fight against the PKK
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
AA photoThe European Union reiterated its solidarity with Turkey “in fighting terrorism and violence,” in the wake of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) bomb attack which killed seven police officers in the southeastern city of Diyarbakır on March 31.
“The Turkish authorities are facing difficult challenges, due also to violent acts by the PKK,” an EU spokesperson said, confirming the union’s full support for Turkey.
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini personally extended her deepest condolences for those killed to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during this week’s Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, the statement said.
“A genuine political dialogue in the framework of the Kurdish settlement process is the only way to achieve a peaceful and sustainable solution. Turkey should re-engage in the Kurdish peace process, which produced so many positive and promising results in the recent past,” the statement added.