the German interior Minister, Horst Seehofer (CSU) has banned the two associations as part of organisations in Germany, the forbidden Kurdistan workers ' party (PKK). As the Federal government announced the interior Ministry on Tuesday, the prohibition against the "Mezopotamien Verlag and Vertrieb GmbH" as well as "ME Multimedia GmbH". Since the early hours of the morning the ban in North Rhine would be carried out-Westphalia and lower Saxony, with searches and the seizure of Material. The PKK is banned in Germany since 1993.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Germany to repeatedly, lead to a more resolute fight against the PKK. He referred to the PKK as a terrorist organization. Turkey had also made extradition requests, said Erdogan last autumn, after a state visit in Germany.
Seehofer is heavily said, according to the message of his Ministry: "Just because the PKK is in spite of the ban in Germany, still active, is it necessary and advisable, to have the PKK in their place and to make the observance of the legal order, for sure," said Seehofer, according to the memo.
I confirmed After a previous search of the business of the suspicion that the business operations of the two associations alone, serve to maintain the organizational cohesion of the PKK, the Ministry announced. Under the Robe as a publisher, enterprises of all economic activities to the benefit only of the PKK. "With its economic output, the action to be strengthened, the possibilities of the terrorist organization in Germany and Europe in a sustainable way. Thus, the effects of the PKK are being eroded-ban systematically,“ it said.daily mirror tomorrow location Free
to order The PKK in Germany, according to the Ministry, with approximately 14,500 followers "has by far the largest foreign extremist organization." You use Germany as a "space of retreat, the funding and recruitment". The law enforcement authorities of the Länder have initiated, therefore, since 2004, "in a very high four-digit number of the" criminal investigation process with the PKK.
180 procedures in the attorney General
The Federal Prosecutor General (GBA) has determined, according to the date 180 procedures with this respect. On indictment, the GBA had been given since 1992 by the upper courts, more than 70 judgments against other functionaries of the PKK in Germany, with more than 90 defendants were sentenced.More about
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In addition, the prohibition of the authorities of the Federation and the countries have been prohibited since 1993, and a further 52 of the PKK attributable to organizations, the Ministry announced. Finally, the BMI in the year of 2008, the PKK TV station, Roj-TV ban with a control for Germany. dpa