BERLIN - The Associated Press
Prosecutors say France has handed over to German
authorities a Turkish national accused of membership in outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party
The 21-year-old man, identified only as Sedat K. in line with German
privacy rules, was arrested near Paris
on July 10 on a German
warrant. He was sent to Germany on Wednesday.
Federal prosecutors said today that a judge ordered him kept in custody pending formal charges.
They say that the suspect is accused of being a high-ranking official in the PKK’s youth organization in Germany and neighboring Switzerland between Oct. 2009 and March 2011, and that one of his responsibilities was collecting money for the group.
is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.