Belgian court to quiz reporter over PKK claims

Journalist at Firat News Agency wanted by Turkey for alleged links to PKK terror organization

Belgian court to quiz reporter over PKK claims

World Bulletin / News Desk

A journalist accused of having links to the PKK terror organization will appear in a Belgian court on Friday.

Maxime Azadi, a journalist with the pro-PKK Firat News Agency, is wanted by Turkey for alleged connections to the illegal group.

Police in Turnhout city, northern Belgium, first detained Azadi on Thursday during a routine check, according to the national Belga news agency. 

On Friday, a court remanded him into custody for further investigation. On Dec. 23, Azadi is expected to again appear before the court. 

His arrest reportedly came on the back of a Turkish request to Interpol.

The PKK -- listed as a terror organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- resumed its decades-old armed campaign in July last year.

Since then, more than 300 civilians, including women and children, and nearly 850 security personnel have been martyred. Around 9,000 PKK terror have been killed or apprehended.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 21 Aralık 2016, 17:33