Many EU citizens with a Turkish background, has in recent years been arrested in the country, suspected and sometimes accused of severe crimes. Everyone who had any affiliation with either the banned terrorist kurdish PKK movement or the bannslysta Gülen cult of sorts, thus, during the Turkish terrorist, and the emergency law, which was tightened further after the military coup attempt in the summer of 2016.
of these organizations, including the relationship with the activists or sympathizers, to be considered by the Turkish security services as engraving, and is often described by prosecutors as ”terrorism”. It is enough to have signed a petition or participated in a demonstration arranged by the movements linked to the PKK to end up in the danger zone. Also affiliated with the kurdish-oriented Turkish party, the HDP, which is discouraged but not been banished, is now seen by Turkish authorities as painful. Both the Swedish Left party and the Greens have ongoing cooperation with the HDP.
the One who coordinates Turkey's increasingly energetic efforts in this area is the interior minister Süleyman Soylu. In march issued Soylu stricter directive when it comes to people in other countries participated in the meetings arranged by the in Turkey forbidden organisations. That such individuals have a foreign nationality, and perhaps no longer has a Turkish passport, is no guarantee against arrest and arrest. The relations between Germany and Turkey has in recent years degenerated dramatically, largely due to German citizens ' fates before the Turkish courts and in the prisons.
for Turkey only applies to the country's eastern and south-eastern parts, where the conflict with the PKK is intense. Few or no tourists have come to harm during the fighting. A more effective warning to the Swedish visitors should apply to their political activities, and släktrelationer to the people that the Turkish regime classifies as terrorists.
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