France: Anti-Terror probe nets seventeen arrests of Kurds

Posted on February 13, 2013 • Filed under: Europe, Terrorism

Seventeen Kurds have been arrested in southwestern France in an anti-terror probe into extortion rackets used to raise funds for the outlawed Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK), legal sources said Tuesday. The people arrested in the cities of Bordeaux

and Toulouse are suspected of being senior figures within the regional structure of the organisation, the sources said. The arrests came as German federal prosecutors on Tuesday pressed charges against a 46-year-old Turkish man suspected of raising money for the PKK throughout Europe. Read Article

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