Italy says dismantling PKK recruitment network

The PKK is branded a terrorist organisation by Ankara, the European Union and the United States.

Italy says dismantling PKK recruitment network

Police said they were arresting 11 people in northern Italy on Friday to break up a network that recruited and trained Kurds for militant Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

The arrest warrants, being carried out in Venice and other northern towns, were issued against 10 Turkish citizens and one Italian, who have been charged with links to acts of international terrorism, police said in a statement.

The investigation, carried out in Italy and France, had discovered a "recruitment district" tasked with finding resources and people to fight against Turkish interests along the country's border with Iraq, police said.

The PKK is branded a terrorist organisation by Ankara, the European Union and the United States.


Reuters

Last Mod: 26 Şubat 2010, 17:11
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