EU extremely concerned about Turkish arrests

EU extremely concerned about Turkish arrests

World November 4, 2016 11:15

brussels - EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is ' extremely worried '' about the arrest of members of the Kurdish opposition in Turkey. Italy announced Friday via Twitter to convene the EU ambassadors in Ankara for consultations. She went on to say to be in contact with the Turkish authorities.

The Turkish police arrested the night of Thursday to Friday, the two chairmen of the pro-Kurdish party HDP and a number of other MPs from the party. They are criticized for refusing to testify about crimes linked to terrorist propaganda ' '. The police raided the house in Diyarbakir Chairman Selahattin Demirtas and Ankara's home Figen Yuksekdag.

Turkey Rapporteur Kati Piri (PvdA) of the European Parliament spoke of ' very bad news from Turkey. ''

Germany demanded clarification about the arrests and called the charge d'affaires of the Turkish Embassy on the mat. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterated that Ankara has the right to respond to the failed coup of July 15, ' but that should not be a justification for the opposition to silence and even imprison the mouth. ' The relationship between Berlin and Ankara is increasingly cooled recently.

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