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Turkey, EU agree on extradition of terrorists

9 June 2016 10:47 (UTC+04:00)
Turkey, EU agree on extradition of terrorists

Turkey and the EU signed a bilateral agreement June 8 on the extradition of terrorists and those who finance terrorism, Anadolu news agency reported June 9.

From now on, the EU will extradite terrorists of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and Turkish nationals involved in the financing of terrorist activities on Ankara's demand.

Ibrahim Kalin, spokesperson for Turkey's presidential administration, said June 8 that European countries are insincere in fighting terrorism.

European countries should really support Turkey in fighting terrorism rather than simply expressing regrets, Kalin said.

"The latest developments in Turkey showed that Ankara shouldn't make concessions for terrorists," he added.

Turkey faced two terrorist attacks leaving a total of 15 dead and around 80 injured on June 7 and June 8.

The PKK stands behind those terrorist attacks, according to the preliminary data.

The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has continued for over 25 years and has claimed more than 40,000 lives. The UN and the European Union listed the PKK as a terrorist organization.

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