Turkish President Erdogan blames Germany for harbouring PKK terrorists

Friday 17 March 2017 1 month ago 14   Ankara   Print

Turkish President addressing to public rally, File photo.

Report  Web desk : President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed Germany over the country’s treatment of Turks, as well as the harboring of PKK terrorists. Speaking at a rally in the northwestern Turkish province of Sakarya, Erdogan said that Turkey handed over 4,500 files of suspected PKK terrorists living in Germany, but nothing has been done from the German side. Referring to the arrestation of journalist Deniz Yucel in February, Erdogan lashed out at Germany, They have hidden a spying terrorist in their diplomatic residence. Then, the German chancellor even asked me to free him. In Turkey, the judicial process is free and does not depend on my will. And they must understand that they cannot take them out from Turkish justice. He appeared before court, and he has been arrested. They say that he is German citizen. Who cares? If you are spying illegally, you simply pay for it. Over the past weeks, Turkey-Germany relations entered a strained period as Germany barred Turkish ministers from meeting with Turkish citizens in Germany, who are eligible to vote in Turkish elections, within the framework of Turkey’ constitutional reform referendum scheduled on April 16.(01)