Head of EU delegation to Turkey says attack on Turkish soldiers ‘unacceptable’

Duvar English 

Christian Berger, the head of the EU’s delegation to Turkey, condemned the attack on Turkish soldiers in Idlib and extended his condolences.

“We share the deep sorrow of Turkey for the loss of its soldiers in Idlib. As the Delegation of European Union to Turkey, we express our heartfelt condolences to our close partner and candidate country Turkey,” Berger said in a statement on Feb. 28.

“We wish for the speedy recovery of those injured,” he added.

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“The renewed military offensive in Idlib by the Syrian regime and its backers, causing enormous human suffering, is unacceptable. The European Council has called on all parties to put in place a sustainable ceasefire, guarantee the protection of civilians and fully implement their commitments under the Sochi Memorandum of 17 September 2018,” Berger also said.

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About CHP EU Representation

The CHP was founded on 9 September 1923, about one and half month before the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey. The first President of modern Turkey’s oldest party was M. Kemal Atatürk. Today CHP is a social-democratic party, member of the Socialist International and associate member of the Socialist Group at the European Parliament. The scope of the CHP bureau in Brussels is not limited to the bilateral framework of Turkey's EU accession process. Issues such as the information society, energy policies, social development, climate change, international trade and security are among the different focus areas. The EU-Turkey relations are about integration and need multiple, plural and horizontal channels of communication. The CHP supports and promotes Turkey's EU membership process also by being more present and active in Brussels The CHP's Representative to the EU is Ms Kader Sevinç who previously worked as an MEP advisor at the European Parliament and in the private sector.
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