Monday, March 29, 2021

EU chiefs to visit Turkey amid tensions over Ankara’s crackdown on Kurdish-supporting party — RT

EU chiefs to visit Turkey

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel have announced they will visit Turkey on April 6, amid tensions over Ankara’s crackdown on the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP).

The trip to Turkey, where the two EU leaders are set to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was announced by the Commission’s spokesperson via Twitter on Monday afternoon.

Michel had previously touted such a trip after an EU summit on March 25, where bloc leaders had focused on how to improve bilateral relations with Turkey in the wake of its crackdown on the HDP, as well an ongoing dispute over Ankara’s relations with Greece.

The EU and Turkey clashed earlier in March over the Turkish government’s attempts to ban the HDP for its alleged ties to PKK fighters, decrying it as being a violation of “the rights of millions of voters.” Ankara rejected the criticism, telling other nations to “respect” its domestic “judicial process.”...

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