World Bulletin / News Desk
A former mayor in Turkey being sought for terror links was allowed to give a speech Wednesday at a session of the European Council.
Leyla Imret, a former mayor of Cizre district in Sirnak province who has a warrant out for her arrest for producing terrorist propaganda, delivered a speech in the French city of Strasbourg at a session of the European Council titled "Mayors Under Pressure".
Turkish mayors who attended the session said Imret's delivery of a speech was "unacceptable" and "scandalous."
Izmit city Mayor Nevzat Dogan said Imret delivering a speech is "neglecting the superiority of law and values of the European Council."
"Her speaking here is a clear violation of European Council standards," Dogan added.
Imret has been an active supporter of the PYD/PKK terrorist group and has been attending its protests and meetings.
More than 1,200 people, including security force personnel and civilians, have lost their lives since the PKK resumed its decades-old armed campaign in July 2015.