EP report urges DTP to shun terrorists
European Parliament Rapporteur Ria Oomen-Ruijten yesterday released a new report on Turkey. Condemning terrorist attacks by the terrorist PKK and similar groups, Oomen-Ruijten urged the members of Turkey's Democratic Society Party (DTP) to shun the PKK, and to work for the country's stability, prosperity and unity. In addition, she stressed her concerns over what she called a continued slowdown of reform efforts, calling on the government to prove its political will to continue political reforms. The report is scheduled to be discussed next Tuesday by the EP's Foreign Affairs Committee, and will face a vote in the full EP next March.