Turkish government welcomes verdict on Roj TV
ISTANBULThe Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs has praised the decision of a Danish court canceling the broadcasting license of Mesopotamia Broadcast, which operates a number of channels accused of being mouthpieces of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
However, the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) has condemned the decision and called on the Denmark government to “respect Kurdish people’s values” in a statement issued on July 4.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry noted that the Danish court registered that the PKK is a terrorist organization and that it is financed and propagandized by Roj TV, in a written statement published on its website.
Denmark’s Eastern High Court found Mesopotamia Broadcast - which controls Roj TV, MMC and Nûçe TV - guilty of promoting the militant group on July 3 and stripped them of their right to broadcast after ruling that the broadcaster had indeed received support from the PKK. Turkish Ambassador to Copenhagen Berki Dibek described the court’s decision as “historic,” according to Anadolu Agency.