Turkey says EU report denies PKK head isolation

The report said that the conditions of detention of Abdullah Ocalan had improved as compared to the situation found during the CPT delegation's 2007 visit.

Turkey says EU report denies PKK head isolation

Turkey's ministry of foreign affairs said on Friday that a European anti-torture committee's latest report on the detention conditions of PKK's head Abdullah Ocalan revealed that claims on Ocalan's alleged isolation were untrue.

Releasing a statement on the report, the Turkish ministry said that a delegation from the Council of Europe's Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) had visited Ocalan's detention place at Imrali island on January 26-27, 2010 in order to examine the conditions at the facility.

"The CPT report constitutes a clear reply to the allegations on 'isolation', which have occupied the public opinion for a long time, moreover, it clearly asserts that such claims are untrue," the ministry said.

CPT released Friday a report in response to the remarks claiming that "terrorist organization PKK's head is in isolation" at Imrali island.

The report said that the conditions of detention of Abdullah Ocalan had improved as compared to the situation found during the CPT delegation's 2007 visit.


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