Turkish far-left group among five put on UK terror list

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and Turkish People's Liberation Army-Front are among the groups designated as terrorist organizations.

Turkish far-left group among five put on UK terror list

World Bulletin / News Desk

The United Kingdom announced it would proscribe five organizations linked to the civil war in Syria under the British Terrorism Act on Monday.

The Home Office published a draft oder that added five organizations including the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Turkish People's Liberation Army-Front (THKP-C) to its list of designated terrorist organizations.

The THKP-C was a short-lived revolutionary Marxist-Leninist organization in Turkey which was formed in the end of 1979, following a split from the People's Liberation Party-Front of Turkey/Revolutionary Action.

Under the draft order, it will be a criminal offence to associate with or give financial backing to these groups.

The organizations are added to a list of four other groups already operating in Syria. Previously the UK government had outlawed al-Nusra Front, Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and Ansar al-Islam (also known as Ansar al Sunna).

"We condemn all acts of terrorism committed in Syria, where the conflict poses a growing threat to UK, regional and international peace and security," Immigration and Security Minister James Brokenshire said.

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