Sunday, February 7, 2016

Turkey Denies Existence Of Info About Serbian Snipers

Photo: MFA
Published: Feb 7, 2016 at 9:48 am

BELGRADE/AMSTERDAM – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu denied during a meeting with Serbian counterpart Ivica Dacic on Saturday the existence of official information about Serbian snipers supporting Kurds, the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

Cavusoglu, who met with Dacic on the fringes of an informal Amsterdam meeting of the foreign ministers of EU member states and candidate countries, announced that Serbia will be notified in a timely fashion if the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs obtains information that would suggest otherwise, the statement also said.

The Turkish press reported recently that Serbian snipers are fighting on the side of the Kurdish PKK and that some of them have been taken prisoner in southeastern Turkey, but Interior Minister Efkan Ala dismissed the allegations earlier this week.

Dacic also met with Croatian Foreign Minister Miro Kovac, and they concluded that discussions about strengthening bilateral and regional cooperation should be continued.

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