© Copyright Embassy of Greece 1996-2005. All Rights Reserved.
22 December, 2000
European Union-Turkey Joint Committee member Greek Eurodeputy George Katiforis on Thursday expressed his concern over the incidents of violence in Turkish prisons, against hunger sticking inmates.
The ruling PASOK Eurodeputy said "we express our intense concern and indignation over the attack of Turkish security forces against defenseless hunger strikers".
"It is obvious that the attitude of the Turkish regime regarding human life and democracy is not close at all from that of the European Union, to which Turkey wants to become a member," Katiforis said in a written statement.
"We also express our surprise over the fact that the relevant resolution that was to be adopted by the plenum of the European Parliament last week, was withdrawn, following an agreement between the political groups of the Parliament," he added.
"For this reason we aim to reintroduce this resolution to the plenum of the Europarliament, and to undertake every necessary initiative for the condemnation of the anti-democratic and violent behavior of Turkey by the Europarliament," he concluded.
Source: Athens News Agency