Suspected PKK money man arrested in Germany

Suspected PKK money man arrested in Germany

BERLIN - Agence France-Presse
Suspected PKK money man arrested in Germany

This file photo shows a police raid against a suspected PKK cell in Turkey in 2011. DHA photo

A suspected former financial manager working for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Europe was arrested in Germany on Friday in the city of Cologne, officials said.

The 45-year-old Turkish national, identified as Abdullah S., was "strongly suspected" of PKK involvement and operated a German regional cell under the code name "Hamza" in 2003 and 2004, federal prosecutors said in a statement.
 
He is also accused of taking orders from PKK in the north of Iraq and managing the European wing's financial affairs.
 
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union. 

Germany, PKK, Turkey