France probes 14 for anti-Turkish attacks

Fourteen youths suspected of links to PKK militants are under investigation in France on charges of firebombing Turkish shops and associations in the country, officials said on Tuesday.

France probes 14 for anti-Turkish attacks
They were arrested in connection with firebomb attacks on a bar and a Turkish community room last year in the southwestern French city of Bordeaux and similar incidents in the Mediterranean port city of Marseille.

Members of a youth group named after the jailed PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan, nicknamed "Apo," are all in custody while awaiting a possible trial on charges of manufacturing, holding and transporting explosives and destroying property.

Suspected of having links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), they are also accused of financing terrorism and criminal conspiracy in relation with a terrorist enterprise.

A prosecutor will issue a final recommendation in the case in three months, when a judge will decide whether to refer it to trial.

Agencies
Last Mod: 07 Mayıs 2008, 15:32
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