Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Turkish parliamentary speaker slams Belgian court decision on terrorism

All countries should fight together against the global scourge of terrorism, said Toptan.

ANKARA - The speaker of the Turkish parliament has lashed out at the decision of a Belgian court to released a number of members of a far left wing Turkish terror group, saying the ruling was terrifying.

Parliamentary speaker Koksal Toptan said the decision by the court in Anvers on Thursday indicated that Belgium did not recognise the DHKP-C as a terrorist organisation.

“It is terrifying for such a verdict to come out of Belgium, one of the most important centers of Europe. A mentality assuming someone innocent because they have not committed any crime in Belgium cannot partake in fight against global terrorism,” Toptan said.

On Thursday, the Anvers court ruled that convictions be quashed against a number of members of the DHKP-C who were either being held in Belgium or were wanted on various charges.

Source: MSNBC.

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