Turkey says pleased over USA's branding PJAK as terrorist organization

Turkey has expressed its appreciation over USA's branding PKK's branch in Iran "PJAK" as a terrorist organization.

Turkey says pleased over USA's branding PJAK as terrorist organization

Turkey was pleased over USA's decision to include PJAK in the terrorist organizations list, to freeze any assets that PJAK has under U.S. jurisdiction and to prohibit U.S. citizens from engaging in any transactions with such organization, a spokesperson for the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday.

The spokesperson also said that Turkey and USA continued to cooperate in "fight against terrorism."

U.S. Department of Treasury branded PJAK as a terrorist organization on Wednesday.

Stuart Levey, U.S. Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, said that "PJAK's terrorist ties to the PKK were exposed and Turkey's efforts to protect its citizens from attack were supported with such action."


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