Danish bank freezes ROJ TV accounts
ISTANBULA Danish bank has frozen the bank account of the ROJ TV channel for its alleged links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), daily Sabah reported yesterday.
Denmark’s Danske Bank said in a letter it sent to the channel that the bank took the decision in order to avoid being liable to prosecution as an accomplice to terrorist activities. A Copenhagen court delivered a verdict Jan. 10, ruling that ROJ TV was an instrument of the PKK through its financial, structural and operational ties. The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey and much of the international community.
Turkey welcomes US move against PKK
Turkish Foreign Ministry said Feb. 1 that Turkey welcomed U.S. designation of a number of individuals as drug traffickers with connections to the PKK, Anatolia News Agency reported. The ministry said it welcomed the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the United States Department of the Treasury declaring three PKK members as “Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker.” The U.S. list now included a total of 12 PKK members.