EU condemns move to ban Turkey pro-Kurdish party

The European Union says it is deeply concerned with Turkey's attempt to shut down the main pro-Kurdish opposition party. – EPA pic, March 18, 2021.

THE European Union today said it was “deeply concerned” about attempts to shut down Turkey’s main pro-Kurdish opposition party, warning the move heightened worries over “backsliding” by Ankara.

The criticism from Brussels comes a day before EU chiefs Ursula von der Leyen and Charles Michel hold video talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. 

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