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PKK demonstration in Rome angers Turkey

PKK demonstration in Rome angers Turkey

Italian ambassador was summoned to convey Ankara's discomfort.
07.06.2022 - 14:05

Turkey on Monday reiterated its discomfort over the activities of the terrorist group PKK in Italy, according to Turkish diplomatic sources.

Giorgio Marrapodi, Italy’s ambassador to Ankara, was summoned on Monday to the Turkish Foreign Ministry to convey Turkey's discomfort over a PKK demonstration in Rome, said the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

The outlawed terrorist group demonstrated

The demonstration included symbols of the outlawed terrorist group and photos of its convicted terrorist ringleader, Abdullah Ocalan, despite previous protests by the Turkish Embassy in Rome.

Turkey reiterated its dissatisfaction with PKK propaganda spreading into the public sphere, its activities under the guise of an NGO, and the 2020 granting of honorary local citizenship to Ocalan by the town of Fossalto in southern Italy.

Turkey also repeated its demand that the Italian government prevent such actions by terrorist groups and its sympathizers and stressed the responsibility of the Italian government.