Prosecutor asks closure of 10 NGOs for PKK propaganda
VAN - DoğanNews AgencyA prosecutor in the Southeastern province of Van has asked for the closure of 10 associations that supplied aid to earthquake survivors, accusing them of creating propaganda for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
The Van Women’s Association (VAKAD), which opened in 2004, is among the 10 associations that face closure as part of the law preventing the finance of terrorism. VAKAD collects aid for women who were affected by the two earthquakes that hit the city in October 2011.
During the searches in the association building, the food, shoes, clothes, sanitary pads and diapers that were prepared for donation to the locals were found. These items are used as evidence in the filing.
“The documents are about the aid campaigns in our city and this aid is distributed to the people as part of the propaganda of the PKK with the aim of increasing support and sympathy for the organization,” the prosecutor’s filing said.