Ankara, March 21 (IANS) Turkey summoned the Belgian ambassador in Ankara on Sunday to deliver an official protest note over Belgium allowing the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to set up a tent in Brussels, Xinhua cited a report in Daily News.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu also held a phone conversation with his Belgian counterpart Didier Reynders on Sunday, expressing Turkey’s sensitivities over the PKK tent in the city center.
Cavusoglu said allowing a terror organisation to erect a tent in the centre of Europe is unacceptable. He demanded swift removal of the tent and a ban on PKK activities in Belgium.
The PKK is a terror organisation like the Islamic State, Cavusoglu said, adding one should not distinguish between terror organisations.
A tent was set up by PKK supporters near the site of the EU-Turkey Summit in Brussels last Thursday.
The PKK has been waging a separatist war against Turkey since 1984. It is listed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the US and the European Union.