By Zehra Nur Duz
ANKARA (AA) – Turkey’s Foreign Ministry slammed one of the leaders of the PKK Wednesday for using a U.S. newspaper to spread the terrorist organization’s lies.
“A head terrorist of the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by many countries, including the U.S., and which has brutally massacred tens of thousands of innocent people -- has brazenly engaged in terrorist propaganda by using The Washington Post,” it said in a statement.
This publication has violated the principle of “preventing the promotion of terrorism”, which is the most important commitment of the international community in the fight against terrorism, the statement said.
The statement also stressed that there should be no discrimination between terrorist organizations in the fight against terrorism.
It underlined that this approach is a tool for the PKK’s terrorist propaganda and is incompatible with the sensitivity displayed towards Daesh, al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations.
“This approach is a new and serious example of hypocrisy in the fight against terrorism,” the statement added.
The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- has waged a terror campaign against Turkey for more than 30 years, resulting in the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women and children.