13 March 2012
Socialist group leader Hannes Swoboda called on Turkish authorities to start negotiations with the PKK again
In a press statement at the European Parliament, Socialist group leader Hannes Swoboda called on Turkish authorities to re-launch negotiations with the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) to overcome the problem of the Kurdish people.
European Parliament Socialist group leader Hannes Swoboda underlined that the indispensability to the solution of the Kurdish issue and the problems in the areas of freedom of press and thought as well as human rights in Turkey should be approached earnestly.
Swoboda pointed out that the European Union should also take responsibility in respect to the relations with Turkey and noted that it is now indispensable to lead the way to a solution to the current main problems in Turkey, the Kurdish issue in particular. (…)