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09 April 2015

Turkish parl. speaker says world needs closer anti-terror cooperation

çiçekTurkey’s Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek called Wednesday for closer international collaboration against terrorist organizations. “Turkey attaches importance to cooperation in fighting terrorism,” said Cicek during his meeting with European Parliament President Martin Schulz at the parliament.

Cicek said that one country’s fight against terrorism was not enough to solve everything, citing incidents taking place in Syria and Iraq.

The speaker stated that these two countries are more vulnerable than ever to terrorism and terrorist organizations, such as Daesh.

Cicek also said that there were members of the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front and Kurdistan Workers’ Party terrorist groups in European countries.

The DHKP-C was founded in 1978. Purportedly supporting Marxist-Leninist ideology, it was mostly active during the Cold War era, but the terrorist group has revived its attacks in recent years.

Turkish security forces fought against the PKK since the 1980s until a 2013 initiative launched by the government to end a conflict that has claimed the lives of more than 40,000 people.

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