Council of Europe calls for de-escalation of violence in Turkey

Council of Europe Secretary-General Thorbjørn Jagland

The Secretary-General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland has called for a de-escalation of violence in Turkey, amid rising attacks across the country.

“The recent increase of violence in Turkey, which has resulted in the deaths of civilians, soldiers and police officers, is very worrying. I call on all in Turkey to refrain from violent actions and reactions. Nobody will gain from this escalation. It endangers the progress that has been achieved over recent years,” Jagland said on Aug. 10.