Turkey's MIT denies link with Paris killings

Turkey's National Intelligence Agency has refuted accusations that they were involved in the killings of three PKK members in Paris last year.

Turkey's MIT denies link with Paris killings

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey's National Intelligence Agency (MIT) denied on Tuesday any alleged connection with the Paris killings of PKK members, condemning media reports accusing it of involvement as an "operation aiming at knocking out the whole organization and incapacitating its responsible staff who all serve active roles in the Kurdish solution process by deciphering their identities."

A written statement released by the MIT Undersecretariat's press office said the voice recordings and documents circulating in the media and on social media platforms aimed at associating the organization with the murder of PKK members.

Sakine Cansiz, Leyla Soylemez and Fidan Dogan were shot dead in Paris on January 9, 2013.

"Our organization has no connection with the murders of Sakine Cansiz, Leyla Soylemez and Fidan Dogan. We have started the required administrative inquiry within our internal structure into the said allegations," added the statement.

The killings coincided with the Turkish government's accelarated efforts towards the Kurdish solution process.

Both Turkey and France denounced the killings of the three women.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 15 Ocak 2014, 09:37