the Man, who had previously been politically active at the municipal level in Sweden, was arrested in Istanbul on Monday on suspicion of being ”responsible for the PKK's structure in Sweden”, says sources at Anadolu.
the state Department now confirms that a swede, sitting in detention in Turkey.
– We follow the case closely, both from Stockholm and from our consulate general in Istanbul. The man has been offered consular assistance and we are in touch with his legal representation, " says Sofia Nahringbauer, presskommunikatör at the foreign MINISTRY.
the foreign MINISTRY cannot comment on the basics of the man's detention without referring the questions to the Turkish authorities.
started an armed struggle against the Turkish government in 1984 in order to get to an independent kurdish state within Turkey. The PKK is on the EU's and USA's lists of terrorist organisations.
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