Germany might be next assassination address: AKP deputy chair

ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency – 21-1-2013  – There is a chance that assassinations similar to that of the three Kurdish women in Paris may take place in Germany, ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Deputy Chair Mehmet Ali Şahin has said.

Commenting on the Jan. 9 killings, Şahin said such killings were aimed at sabotaging the process of laying down arms. “I’m afraid Germany may face similar incidents in the following days,” he said, stressing that the people were eager for the process to end with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) laying down its arms.

 “The problem must be solved,” Şahin said. “The terrorist organization and its leader understand that they will not gain ground in this way … 2012 was a bad year for them. They used to employ ‘hit and run’ tactics, but in 2012 they tried ‘hit and stay’ tactics, which failed. Through coordination, our soldiers, police, and intelligence officers ruined their plans. The struggle against terrorism will continue for as long as terrorism exists. They [the PKK] are told: lay down arms.”