Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Babacan reproaches his counterpart on ROJ TV

Babacan reproaches his Danish counterpart on Roj TV controversy
The fact that Danish authorities still haven't withdrawn the broadcasting license and pulled the plug on a Danish-based television station that Turkey says is a mouthpiece for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) is creating problems in bilateral relations between Ankara and Copenhagen,TurkishForeign Minister Ali Babacan warned during a meeting with his Danish counterpart. Per Stig Moeller
The meeting between Babacan and Danish Foreign Minister Per Stig Moeller took place on Monday in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. Babacan reiterated Turkey's request for closure of Roj TV, which has been a source of tension between Turkey and Denmark for the last three years. When Moeller voiced a long-used argument by Danish officials, saying that there has been an ongoing investigation into the issue, Babacan "reproached" the Danish minister and asked why the investigation had taken this long despite the fact that Turkish authorities long ago handed over to the Danish side documents and evidence proving the relationship of the station with the PKK, diplomatic sources told the Anatolia news agency on Tues-day.


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