Council of Europe: Peace process has to be resumed
NEWS CENTER (DİHA) - Council of Europe has called for a de-escalation of violence in Turkey, amid rising operations of AKP government and Turkish military across the country.
Council of Europe Secretary-General Thorbjørn Jagland has called for a de-escalation of violence in Turkey, amid rising operations of AKP government and Turkish military across Northern Kurdistan and Turkey.
'It endangers progress achieved over recent years'
“The recent increase of violence in Turkey, which has resulted in the deaths of civilians, soldiers and police officers, is very worrying. I call on all in Turkey to refrain from violent actions and reactions. Nobody will gain from this escalation. It endangers the progress that has been achieved over recent years,” Jagland said on Aug. 10.
'Peace process has to be resumed'
“The peace process, which is essential to stability in the region, has to be resumed,” he added, referring to the Kurdish peace process. The process has come to a halt amid the Turkish military’s airstrikes against PKK camps, and police operations across the country, in which more than 1,000 people have been detained.