News 17 february — 16:46

No tolerance against terrorism: Turkish FM

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Terrorism can not be tolerated, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday, ahead of a security conference in Munich, BBC reports.Anadolu Agency reports.

"It's our [Turkey's] right to expect concrete steps" on counter-terrorism efforts, Cavusoglu said during an event organized by the Union of European Turkish Democrats (UETD) in Koln province. "We can't be slack on issues regarding terrorism."

Cavusoglu's remarks follow German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to Ankara, where she said her country was working on Turkey’s requests for the extraditions of fugitives of the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO).

During a joint news conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the chancellor said Germany needed "to have proof to take steps and measures” and the courts are evaluating the latest evidence Turkey sent.

Germany has a 3-million-member Turkish community as is among countries where FETO, led by U.S.-based Fetullah Gulen, has a large network of dozens of private schools, businesses and media organizations.

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