Ankara expects more support from EU against terrorism

Ankara expects more support from EU against terrorism

Ankara reiterated yesterday that it expects European Union member states to provide solid support in the country's fight against various terrorist groups.

"It is our natural right to expect solid support from the EU, particularly in the fight against terrorism," Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said yesterday in a joint press conference with Federica Mogherini, the EU high representative for foreign affairs and security, and Johannes Hahn, EU Commission vice president and commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Daily Sabah reported.

The press conference was held after the Turkey-EU High-Level Political Dialogue Meeting in Ankara.

Welcoming the recent decision of the European Court of Justice to keep the PKK on the EU's terror list, Çavuşoğlu said it was a significant decision and the PKK should continue to be on the list. Yet, he underlined that it is unacceptable that the PKK continues its activities in European countries by carrying flags or symbols of the terror group. "We welcome the measures taken in some countries, such as in Germany and England; however, we find them inadequate."