US allies condemn CIA torture, praise report

2014-12-11 17:50
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

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Istanbul - Turkey's foreign minister has said this week that the report on the CIA's harsh treatment of terrorist suspects reveals "unacceptable torture and treatment”.

Speaking in Ankara with his Slovakian counterpart, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday that Turkey was analysing the report to determine whether its citizens were involved.

He praised the report's release, saying "transparency is important", but added "this does not legitimise the torture that was inflicted”.

He says: "I hope our friend and ally, the United States, won't repeat these kinds of actions."

Slovakian Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak says the use of illegal camps and "unacceptable methods of interrogation" detailed in the report had been known, but he welcomed the report's publication.

He says, "I see it as a sign of the United States distancing themselves from these practices."

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani also spoke out against the report on Wednesday, saying his government "condemns in the strongest language the inhuman and unjustifiable practices detailed in the report", AFP reports.

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