‘EU is not sincere in terror fight’

‘EU is not sincere in terror fight’

ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
‘EU is not sincere in terror fight’

Participants of the meeting yesterday voiced concern over the lack of teachers, possible declines in schooling rates, and the ‘destruction’ of preschool education. AA photo

EU Minister Egemen Bağış has slammed EU countries for failing to support Turkey’s struggle against the PKK.

“The fact that television channels, financed by a terrorist organization and spreading propaganda, are still operating in EU countries casts doubt on the Union’s sincerity and credibility,” Bağış said yesterday in a written message issued on the occasion of European Day for Victims of Terrorism.

“The EU, which is remembering the victims of terrorism, is expected to display the same sensitivity to Turkey’s struggle against the PKK,” he added.

Along with globalization of the world, terror has also become globalized, Bağış stated, adding that cooperation against terror should also therefore be globalized. He stressed that Turkey, fighting against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), was one of the leading countries in cooperation for the fight against terror.

“We don’t accept an approach of: ‘Your terrorist is good, mine is bad,’” the EU minister stated.
He said that while the PKK also pointed the gun of drugs to youth in Europe.