Turkey demands France clarify Parisian slayings
AFPANKARA--Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on France on Saturday to “immediately” clarify the killing of three Kurdish activists who were shot dead in Paris, while asking French President Francois Hollande to explain why he was meeting with members of the outlawed PKK.
January 13, 2013, 12:02 am TWN
“France must immediately clarify this incident,” Erdogan said in televised remarks. “Also, the French head of state must explain immediately to the French, Turkish and world public why ... he is in communication with these terrorists,” he added.
Hollande had said the murder of Sakine Cansiz, Fidan Dogan and Leyla Soylemez was “terrible,” adding that he knew one of the Kurdish women and that she “regularly met us.”
The three were found dead on Thursday at the Kurdistan Information Centre in the French capital's 10th district.