PKK still active in Europe: Report

PKK still active in Europe: Report

The outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) continued its activities in the European Union throughout 2012, Europol said in its 2013 terrorism report released on April 25.

Neither the PKK nor its affiliates carried out any terrorist attacks in the EU in 2012, noted the report titled, “EU Terrorism Situation and Trend Report.” However, the group continued to conduct activities such as “fund raising, propaganda, logistical support and the recruitment and training of potential fighters,” in the EU.

“In March, Italian police carried out several raids and arrested five PKK members, on suspicion of extortion and injuring Turkish immigrants,” it said.

In December, Dutch police raided a secret PKK meeting held in a holiday park in Ellemeet, the report said.

Two pro-PKK broadcasters, Roj TV and Mesopotamia Broadcast, were also accused by a court in Denmark of promoting a terrorist organization and were each sentenced to 40 day fines of 8,700 euros, according to the report.