Istanbul, Sep 8 () - Richard Moore, the United Kingdom’s ambassador to Turkey, has called for an end to what he called “meaningless violence” and extended his sympathy to the families of soldiers and police officers killed in recent clashes with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
“Following the casualties on the weekend, hearing about the killing of policemen in [eastern] Iğdır [province] deplored me. This meaningless violence should stop” Moore said in Turkish through his Twitter account.He extended his sympathies to the families of the fallen security personnel and wished the wounded a speedy recovery.
Moore earlier tweeted on the killing of 16 troops in Dağlıca in southeastern Hakkari province on Sept. 6, in which he strongly condemned the attacks on the Turkish soldiers in Dağlıca and two Turkish policemen in southeastern Diyarbakır province.
“We as the United Kingdom will continue our close cooperation with our Turkish partners in the fight against all sorts of terrorism” he said.