Qa-35, 16 May 2019, Statement Of The Spokesperson Of The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Hami Aksoy, In Response To A Question Regarding The Court Decision On Dropping Charges Against Dhkp/c Members Arrested In Greece

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 16.05.2019

We observe with concern that Greece has turned into a safe haven for the terrorist organizations, such as DHKP/C, the PKK and FETÖ. It is unacceptable that, in contradiction with the international obligations concerning countering terrorism, Greece shows sympathy and tolerance and provides assistance towards these organizations.

The Greek Police arrested nine DHKP/C members back in 2017 in view of serious indications of an assassination attempt against the Turkish President. Despite the fact that Turkey issued arrest warrants and requested extraditions of these individuals, today’s decision on dropping charges against them also demonstrates as to why these terrorist elements are nested in Greece.

DHKP/C is designated as a terrorist organization by the EU. In this respect, the Greek Court’s decision also clearly disrupts the efforts on countering terrorism in Europe.

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