"I am deeply shocked by reports of the deaths of 13 Turkish soldiers in clashes with the PKK and strongly condemn these acts. There is no justification for such terrorist attacks. I express my deep sympathy and solidarity to the families of the victims and to the government and the people of Turkey. I have conveyed my condolences in person to Foreign Minister Davutoglu today. The EU supports Turkey in its fight against terrorism and will continue to work closely with Turkey bilaterally and multilaterally to combat terrorism in all its manifestations and forms."
Met dank overgenomen van Directoraat-generaal Uitbreiding (ELARG), gepubliceerd op vrijdag 15 juli 2011.