The European Union left Turkey alone in its fight against terrorism, Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said Nov. 14, following the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers.
Fighting terrorism is one of Ankara’s priorities, and Turkey will continue to do so against all terrorist groups, according to Kurtulmus.
The deputy prime minister has earlier said that Turkey’s priorities include complete termination of militants of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the Islamic State (aka IS, ISIL, ISIS or Daesh) terrorist groups, as well as fight against the Fethullah Gulen movement.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has continued for more than 30 years and has claimed more than 40,000 lives.
The UN and the European Union list the PKK as a terrorist organization.
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