Turkish MP slams Europe for 'supporting' FETO, PKK

People linked to terrorist groups seeking asylum in European countries, says AK Party’s lawmaker Atay Uslu 

Turkish MP slams Europe for 'supporting' FETO, PKK

World Bulletin / News Desk

A senior lawmaker of the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party on Tuesday criticized European countries for “supporting” members of Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO) and PKK terrorist groups.

“They have given a right of asylum to those who carry out terror activities in Turkey," Atay Uslu, a lawmaker from Antalya province said.

Uslu called on the European countries to share Turkey's burden in anti-terror fight.

"People, who are linked to terrorist organizations including FETO and PKK and have committed crimes, are seeking asylum in Europe... Why don't you accept [applications] from those who were coming from Syria and Iraq?" he questioned.

FETO and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 250 people martyred and some 2,200 injured.

Turkey accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the EU. During its over 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, more than 40,000 people have lost their lives. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 31 Ekim 2017, 17:11