Amnesty International calls on Turkey to cooperate in Paris attack investigation

Amnesty International calls on Turkey to cooperate in Paris attack investigation
# 11 January 2013 01:48 (UTC +04:00)

Baku-APA. Human rights group Amnesty International has called on Turkey to cooperate with French authorities to uncover the details of the killing of three Kurdish women in Paris, including a co-founder of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), APA reports quoting Todays Zaman.

In a statement published on Amnesty International's website, the group's Europe and Central Asia program director, John Dalhuisen, said: “There must be justice for these apparently political killings -- no stone must be left unturned in the investigation by the French authorities. The Turkish authorities must cooperate fully in the investigation to bring those responsible to justice.”

The killings took place at a time when Turkey is having talks with the terrorist PKK to resolve the country's long-standing Kurdish problem.

Sakine Cansız, Fidan DoÄŸan and Leyla Söylemez were discovered dead in the Information Center of Kurdistan on Rue Lafayette in Paris at around 1:30 a.m. on Thursday morning.

The PKK, which is fighting for greater autonomy for Kurds, has waged a 28-year war against the Turkish state in which more than 40,000 people have been killed.

The Turkish government has recently acknowledged holding talks with the organization's jailed leader, Abdullah Öcalan.

The sides have agreed on a framework for a peace plan, according to media reports.

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