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Turkish FM holds video conference with German minister

Turkish FM holds video conference with German minister

Turkey’s top diplomat Mevlut Cavusoglu said that during the call with his German counterpart Horst Seehofer, they have discusses the measures to be taken regarding irregular migration.

Turkey remains a key transit point for asylum seekers who want to cross into Europe to start new lives, especially those fleeing war and persecution. The country now hosts nearly 4 million refugees, including more than 3.6 million Syrians, the most in any country in the world.

During the video call, both german and Turkish foreign ministers have touched on the issue of terrorism. Talking about the importance of efficient cooperation against the PKK and FETO terror groups, Cavusoglu also stressed the important role of his country. In fact, FETO and its US-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 251 people martyred and 2,734 injured.

Turkey also accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary, Andalou Agency reported.

In its more than 35-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the European Union – has been responsible for the deaths of at least 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.