Turkey censures Basque parliament bill

27 February 2013 / Press TV – Turkey has censured the Spanish Basque parliament over passing a bill that calls for an obstruction to Turkey’s European Union membership bid.

In a letter to Basque Parliament Speaker Bakartxo Tejeria on Tuesday, Turkish Ambassador to Spain Ayse Sinirlioglu expressed Ankara’s discontent over the bill, Today’s Zaman reported. She stated that the bill, which holds the Turkish government accountable for the murder of three female Kurdish activists in Paris earlier this year, includes serious allegations and misinformation about Turkey and must be dropped.  Sinirlioglu also referred to Turkey’s good relations with Spain and the autonomous community, warning that the parliament’s move could greatly damage the ties.