Turkish parliament chief calls for European cooperation in fight against terrorism
Turkish Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek on Thursday criticized European countries for failing to extend support to Turkey in its fight against terrorism.
"We cannot receive enough support from Europe. They haven't handed over one single terrorist. The ones they have arrested, they let them run away again," Cicek told reporters during a meeting with Stefano Stefani, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Italian Chamber of Deputies, in Ankara.
Cicek said the terrorist PKK organization ran a massive drug trafficking network throughout Europe, which he said "poisoned your own children. They were once street dealers and now they are the boss."
Cicek also said despite a close cooperation between Turkey and Italy against terrorism, Italy had failed to extradite three known terrorists to Turkey.
Cicek said Europol reports include the facts about the terrorist PKK on how it garnered financial, training and logistic support in Europe.