Turkey slams US report on human rights
Turkey on April 22 criticized the recent U.S. State Department Human Rights Report on Turkey, saying it “privileged the views of terrorist-linked sources” and “ignored the facts.”
Turkey is “deeply disappointed” by the report, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on the annual report, released on April 20, Hurriyet Daily News reported.
“The report is based on a distant understanding of responsibility, presenting the allegations and accusations of terrorist-related circles as real,” it added.
The report “is filled with allegations and claims in the section relevant to our country that cannot be accepted,” stated the ministry.
It stressed that “despite its intense fight against serious, multifaceted terror threats, Turkey continues its commitment to the principles of democracy, human rights and the rule of law.”