Turkey and Germany discuss cooperation against PKK

Turkey and Germany are to meet in Istanbul to discuss an agreement that will see both countries cooperate and united against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met with German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle will meet on Thursday to discuss the joint agreement between the two nations. The two foreign ministers agreed to meet following an initial phone conversation.

The meeting is set to see Davutoglu outline to Westerwelle some undercover PKK-affiliated groups in Germany that work under the cover of cultural titles. Intelligence in Turkey believes that those offices are working for the propaganda side of the PKK and also providing the PKK with funds to continue to be in operation. Davutoglu is set to ask Germany to better inspect these groups.

The meeting will also see the two foreign ministers talk about the agenda of the upcoming visit by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Germany on November 1st.

Turkey recently made a similar agreement with France to crackdown on the activity of the PKK in France. A similar agreement with Germany would see more development on fighting terrorism in Turkey and making Turkey a safer haven for everyone.


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