France arrests suspected PKK members

Turkey has urged European countries to more actively pursue PKK cells on their patch.

France arrests suspected PKK members

French police arrested six suspected members of Turkey's militant group, the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), on Tuesday under a probe into the outlawed organisation's financing, judicial and police sources said.

The six were arrested in or near the southern city of Marseille on orders from anti-terrorist judge Thierry Fragnoli. They can be held for questioning in Marseille for up to 96 hours under French anti-terrorism laws.

Turkey has urged European countries to more actively pursue PKK cells on their patch.

Last month the PKK denied responsibility for a suicide bomb attack in Istanbul that wounded 32 people and said it was extending a ceasefire until Turkey's 2011 general election.


Reuters

Last Mod: 07 Aralık 2010, 14:49
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