ANKARA

Turkey condemned on Friday the decision by Italy’s Fossalto municipality of granting honorary citizenship to terrorist leader Abdullah Ocalan. 

In a statement, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said granting honorary citizenship to the PKK terrorist leader was an embarrassing development that ignored the crimes he committed against humanity.

The ministry termed the decision a futile action to legitimize the PKK — which is already listed as a terrorist organization in the EU — and its leader.

“It is completely against the spirit of international cooperation in the fight against terrorism,” the statement added.

Ocalan is responsible for the murder of

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