German intelligence refers to PKK, PYD as ‘sister’ groups
BERLIN - Anadolu Agency
A new report of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has described the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and its Syrian affiliates, the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the People’s Protection Units (YPG) as “sister organizations.”
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU.
The Office for the Protection of the Constitution (LfV) in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein gave new details about the activities of PYD/PKK/YPG in Germany in its annual report published on the government’s website.
The PKK and its affiliates are still active across the country with nearly 14,500 followers among the Kurdish immigrant community, using German soil for propaganda, fund-raising and logistics support, the report said.
Turkey has long claimed the German authorities are not taking serious measures against the terrorist group and are tolerating their propaganda activities.