13:18 GMT02 March 2021
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    EU accession talks with Turkey should be out of the question because Erdogan is exterminating the Kurds and shows no readiness for negotiations, Turkish MP told German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

    The politician recommended that the EU should come to the regions where Turkish authorities are carrying out a military operation against the civilian population to see how Erdogan is pursuing the policy of terror, Turkish MP Feleknas Uca said.

    The politician expressed outrage regarding the actions of the Turkish security forces, which are carrying out the so called anti-terrorist campaign in the southeast of Turkey, dispersing peaceful demonstrations and arresting innocent people.

    According to the deputy, the Ankara authorities arrested thousands of people, including journalists and activists for peace.

    "Here, human rights are being violated, civilians are being killed and there are tanks in the cities. Europe must show Turkey the red card," the newspaper quoted Uca as saying.

    The Turkish MP called on Europe to put pressure on Ankara to stop the extermination of innocent people and resolve the conflict peacefully.

    "The Turkish government should withdraw its military and lift the curfew," she said.

    Authorities declared curfews in a number of Kurdish regions in the southeast of the country, where street clashes between security forces and Kurdish militants have been taking place for almost two weeks.

    As result of the government's offensive, over 200 Kurdish militants were killed, while more than 200,000 Kurds are fleeing Turkey amid increased violence.


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