Turkey criticizes France for teaching PKK terrorist ideology

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ANKARATurkey criticized France on Sunday for a textbook intended for use in French high schools that included propaganda from the YPG / PKK terrorist organization.

“The manual, which was reportedly prepared by a publishing house to be taught in high schools in France, includes information on the Kurds in accordance with the separatist ideology of the YPG / PKK terrorist organization,” the spokesperson said. speech of Foreign Ministry Hami Aksoy in a statement. .

“Opinions and warnings in Turkey’s previous statements – regarding France’s support for the terrorist organization, which threatens Turkey’s national security, and insisting on the mistake of equating Syrian Kurds with the PKK / YPG – are still valid, ”he said.

Aksoy said France’s attempts to build its foreign policy preferences on nearly all issues based on its anti-Turkey rhetoric and while attempting to distort historical truths and the law are worrying.

“It is obvious that this terrorist propaganda, resulting from the official policy of France, was initiated with the courage of those who welcome the so-called representatives of the terrorist organization to the presidential palace”, he underlined.

The underlying reason for these baseless allegations is the deep disappointment stemming from Turkey’s blow to its Operation Spring of Peace at France’s plans to establish a terrorist state.

“The French authorities have described Turkey’s counterterrorism operations – carried out to ensure security and stability in the region within the framework of respect for the territorial integrity of Syria – as an attempted invasion”, he added. he declares.

The distorted presentation of ideological dogmas and political interests in textbooks poses a serious danger to future generations, and Turkey will continue to follow this issue closely until France corrects its mistake in its education sector, he added.

Since 2016, Turkey has launched a trio of successful counterterrorism operations across its border into northern Syria to prevent the formation of a terrorist corridor and enable a peaceful settlement by the locals: Euphrates Shield (2016) , Olive Branch (2018) and Peace Spring (2019).

During its more than 30-year terrorist campaign against Turkey, the PKK – classified as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union – was responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women , children and infants. The YPG is the Syrian offshoot of the PKK.

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