EU calls on Turkey to calm violence, seek peace with Kurds

November 10, 2015 8:55 AM

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BRUSSELSTurkey must calm the rising violence in the country, seek peace with the Kurds and address judicial and press freedoms, the European Commission, which supervises Turkey's long-stalled bid to join the European Union, said on Tuesday.

"The Commission hopes to see an end to the escalating violence in Turkey and the return to negotiations on a lasting solution on the Kurdish issue," Johannes Hahn, the commissioner in charge of EU enlargement, told the European Parliament.

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