EU Ignores Erdogan Crimes on Kurd Residents: Media

EU Ignores Erdogan Crimes on Kurd Residents: Media
Fri Dec 25, 2015 13:39:40

The EU has ignored and turned a blind eye on Turkey’s crimes against its own residents, just to pursuing its own political goals, Austrian media reported.

Turkey “impertinently” exploits an agreement with the EU on assistance in accommodating refugees, ferociously killing members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), and the EU ignores the problem, Austria-based outlet Kurier reported.

At a November 29 EU-Turkey summit, a plan was created to stem the heavy flow of migrants from the Middle East to mainland Europe. Under the terms of the agreement Ankara would provide refugees with improved conditions while living on Turkish soil, in exchange for some three billion euro, and a revival of talks on Turkey joining the EU, as well as a streamlined visa regime.

"Erdogan in an impertinent way exploits his agreement with Brussels that was sweetened by three billion euro, the Kurier story states."

The story asserts that the Turkish leader doesn’t keep his pledge. Syrian refugees are placed in isolation in Turkey, in breach of the terms of the European Human Rights Convention.

The reporters pointed out that, with the Turkish deal, the EU is not observing human rights and democratic values. According to Kurier, the EU was the first party that “raised the banner of democracy,” but then “put it down ashamed.”

The situation in Turkey deteriorated sharply after a series of terror attacks earlier this year. On July 20 the Daesh (ISIL) militant group conducted a terror act in the rural settlement of Suruç on the Syrian border, killing 33 Kurdish activists. The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) claimed that, in response, it killed two Turkish policemen reputed to have ties to Daesh.

Over the last four months over 180 Turkish policemen, military troops and ordinary citizens have been killed by the PKK.

Since July 24 Turkish air forces have been carrying out airstrikes on PKK positions in the northern Iraq. Currently the Turkish military is conducting an operation claimed to have killed some 110 Kurds. Sputnik reported.


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