The Foreign Ministry criticized European Union on Tuesday for failing to comprehend Turkey's efforts in anti-terror fight and said recent statements made by High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy are unacceptable.
In a statement, foreign ministry said that the EU fails to understand Turkey's sensitivities regarding its anti-terror fight.
While highlighting Europe's indifference to the July 15 coup attempt and failure to react against it, the statement said that EU should understand that it cannot evade responsibility by simply 'condemning' terror attacks in Turkey.
"The EU, which does not openly call on the PKK to lay down arms, and allows PKK terrorists to freely wander in their countries and conduct anti-Turkey propaganda and other activities, and even allows the PKK to open exhibitions in the hallways of the EU Parliament, has essentially lost its credibility in the eyes of Turkish people" the statement said and added: "Therefore, we consider such statements null and void."
The statement issued by Mogherini urged Turkey to "safeguard its parliamentary democracy, including the respect for human rights, the rule of law, fundamental freedoms and the right of everyone to a fair trial, also in conformity with its commitments as a candidate country," calling the recent developments in Turkey 'extremely worrying.'
"A return to a credible political process and to a genuine political dialogue is essential for the country's democracy and stability in the region," it added.
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