Press Release Regarding The Statement Of Federica Mogherini, High Representative Of The European Union For Foreign Affairs And Security Policy, About The Latest Developments In Turkey

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 08.11.2016

No: 283, 8 November 2016

The statement of Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, released today (8 November) on Turkey cannot be accepted.

The EU has not given the expected support to Turkey and has adopted a prejudiced attitude since the attempted coup. Unfortunately, the EU still insists on not understanding the sensitivities of Turkey regarding the fight against terrorism. The EU should comprehend that by condemning terrorist attacks in Turkey, it cannot escape from its responsibilities on this issue.

The EU can neither make a clear call to PKK to lay down arms, nor object to terrorists’ free movement, carrying out propaganda and acts against Turkey in EU countries. Moreover, the EU has even allowed PKK to open exhibitions in the corridors of the European Parliament, and depicted terrorism as an armed struggle, when Turkey is the subject. Thus, the EU has already lost its credibility andreputation for the Turkish people regarding the fight against terrorism.

For this reason, such statements have no value for Turkey.

Hakkı Emre Yunt Ambassador
Monday - Friday

09:00 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 17:30

Personal Application for visas 09.00-13.00 Appointment must be arranged for all consular services.
4/19/2019 4/19/2019 Public Holiday (Good Friday)
4/22/2019 4/22/2019 Public Holiday (Easter Monday)
5/1/2019 5/1/2019 Public Holiday (International Workers Day)
5/30/2019 5/30/2019 Public Holiday (Ascension Day)
6/4/2019 6/4/2019 Public Holiday (First Day of Ramadan)
6/6/2019 6/6/2019 Public Holiday (National Day of Sweden)
6/21/2019 6/21/2019 Public Holiday (Midsummer)
7/15/2019 7/15/2019 Public Holiday (Democracy and National Unity Day)
10/29/2019 10/29/2019 Public Holiday (National Day of Turkey)
12/24/2019 12/24/2019 Public Holiday (Christmas Eve)
12/25/2019 12/25/2019 Public Holiday (Christmas Day)
12/26/2019 12/26/2019 Public Holiday (Boxing Day)
12/31/2019 12/31/2019 Public Holiday (New Year's Eve)