Germany Summons Turkish Envoy Over Kurdish MP Arrests

 Germany summons Turkish envoy over Kurdish MP arrests

BERLIN, Nov 4, (Pakistan Point News - 04th Nov, 2016 ) - Germany on Friday summoned Turkey's envoy after Ankara detained almost a dozen lawmakers from the main pro-Kurdish party, warning that a crackdown against terror should not be used as an excuse to silence the opposition. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier "summoned Turkey's envoy to the foreign ministry," said a ministry source, pointing out that while Ankara "has the right to counter the threat of terrorism ... that should not serve as a justification to muzzle the opposition or to put them behind bars".