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Cicek: Terror groups which take many innocent lives in Turkey have unfortnately found shelter in some of our allies abroad

Cicek: Terror groups which take many innocent lives in Turkey have unfortnately found shelter in some of our allies abroad

Cicek: Terror groups which take many innocent lives in Turkey have unfortnately found shelter in some of our allies abroad

Deputy Prime Minister Cemil Cicek yesterday said that the Cabinet had discussed a controversial Belgian court ruling effectively freeing Fehriye Erdal, a member of the terrorist DHKP-C wanted for involvement in the 1996 assassination of a prominent businessman. Saying that Turkey expects genuine cooperation in its efforts against terrorism, Cicek explained, "Unfortunately, terrorist group which have taken many innocent lives in Turkey have found shelter in certain countries that we stand beside in many international organizations and even defense alliances." Cicek also said that the government isn't currently considering proposing changes to the Board of Higher Education (YOK) Law as part of its push to end the headscarf ban at universities. He said that now they are awaiting President Abdullah Gul's approval of Constitutional Changes towards the same end.