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Tuesday, May 31, 2022, 16:33
Turkey summons German, French envoys over militants
By Reuters
Tuesday, May 31, 2022, 16:33 By Reuters

In this Dec 27, 2021 file photo, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu gives a press conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ankara. (ADEM ALTAN / AFP)

ANKARA - The German and French ambassadors to Ankara were summoned to the Turkish foreign ministry to protest events organized by Kurdish militants in those countries, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Tuesday.

Speaking to state-run Anadolu news agency, Cavusoglu said the ambassadors were told of Turkey's discomfort with the events organized by the Kurdistan Workers Party, which is considered a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.

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Separately, Turkey has said it opposes Sweden and Finland's bids to join NATO over what Ankara calls its harboring of Kurdish militants in those countries, and also over their arms export ban.

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