Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday accused Belgium of being an important centre for supporters of both the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the cleric Ankara says orchestrated a failed July coup.
Erdogan, speaking to reporters in Ankara before
leaving on an official visit to Pakistan, also said he has showed German
officials documentary proof that an organization in Germany was
collecting money for the PKK militants.
The PKK, which has carried out a three-decade armed insurgency in
Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast, is considered a terrorist group by
Europe, the United States and Turkey. Ankara says its Western allies are
not doing enough to fight the group.