No one can blackmail Turkey, Davutoğlu says

No one can blackmail Turkey, Davutoğlu says

PanARMENIAN.Net - Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu responded on Sunday, September 10, to a reported threat from Israel that it might offer military support to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) to punish Turkey, saying no one can blackmail Turkey.

Latest media reports suggested that Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is considering cooperation with the PKK, which could involve military support for the outlawed party.

Davutoğlu, speaking at a joint news conference with his Brazilian counterpart, Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, in Ankara, said Lieberman's reported threat of extending support to the PKK “was noteworthy given that it came just ahead of the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks in the United States.”

Davutoğlu also said the PKK has become “a tool for those who want to harm Turkey.” “It is important that our Kurdish brothers especially see this. Every time someone wants to disturb Turkey, they try to use the PKK for this. We have the power to continue both an effective struggle against terrorism and maintain our efforts for democratization. No one can blackmail us,” said Davutoğlu, Today’s Zaman reported.

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