Statement by the Spokesperson on the latest PKK attacks in South-East Turkey

Brussels, 11/08/2016 
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STATEMENT

Turkey has been again the target of terrorist attacks in both Diyarbakir and Kiziltepe today. We extend our condolences to the families of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to those injured. 

The European Union reiterates its continuing solidarity to Turkey, its government and its people. The Turkish authorities are faced with difficult challenges, due also to the violent acts by PKK, which is on the EU list of terrorist organisations.

A genuine political dialogue in the framework of the Kurdish settlement process brought many positive and promising results in the past: the European Union is convinced it is the only way to achieve a peaceful and sustainable solution.
FOR FURTHER DETAILS:
Maja Kocijancic +32 (0)498 984 425 – +32 (0)2 298 65 70 -Maja.Kocijancic@ec.europa.eu –  @MajaEUspox 
Nabila Massrali +32 (0)460 75 41 75 –  +32 (0)2 29 69218 -Nabila.Massrali@ec.europa.eu 
Alceo Smerilli +32 (0)460 769 536 – +32 (0)2 29 64887 -Alceo.Smerilli@ec.europa.eu 
Lauranne Devillé  +32 (0)460 758 775  – +32 (0)2 29 80833 -lauranne.deville@ec.europa.eu

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About CHP EU Representation

The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk. Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey's EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey's EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels The CHP's Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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