Turkey summons French ambassador following 'anti-Turkish propaganda'
Turkey expresses concern regarding "anti-Turkish propaganda" in Paris demonstrations and from some French lawmakers.
Herve Magro, the French ambassador in Ankara, was summoned by the Turkish Foreign Ministry on Tuesday in relation to "anti-Turkish propaganda" by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) during the Paris demonstrations, a diplomatic source revealed to Sputnik.
According to the source, during the meeting with the French Ambassador in the Turkish MFA, Turkey "expressed [its reaction] to the black propaganda unleashed by the PKK / PYD / YPG [Democratic Union Party, People's Defense Units, both regarded by Turkey as PKK affiliates] circles against our country under the pretext of an attack by a Frenchman in Paris on December 23, and the participation of French government officials and some politicians in this propaganda."
The source further told Sputnik that "our reaction on this issue was also expressed by our embassy in Paris to the relevant French authorities."
According to the source, Magro was made aware of Ankara's stance that it would be favorable for the French government and public opinion to accurately evaluate the acts of violence perpetrated by what Turkey called a terrorist group, in Paris.
"Turkey's expectations that France will act with common sense in the face of the mentioned incident, and will not allow the terrorist organization to advance its insidious plans were highlighted," the source said.
Erdogan's advisor: PKK is responsible for the Paris protests
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's chief advisor, Ibrahim Kalin, held Sunday, December 25, the PKK responsible for the clashes that took place in the French capital, Paris, after three Kurds were killed in a shooting incident.
"This is the PKK in France (...) the same terrorist organization you support in Syria," Kalin said in a tweet, to which he attached pictures of burnt cars, in a clear reference to the Kurdish People's Protection Units.
Ankara condemns the US and European support for the fighters in the Kurdish People's Protection Units, which it considers to be a branch of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Syria.
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