Germany bans two media organizations allegedly having link to PKK

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The Germany authorities has banned over two of media organizations which it said are linked to the United States-backed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which is considered as a terrorist organization by Turkey and the European Union, after several raids on Tuesday.

According to Reuters news reports, the interior ministry said the police searched MIR Multimedia and the Mesopotamia Publishing House in the western states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony and then seized material.

Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said, “As the PKK is still active despite being banned in Germany, it is necessary to rein in the PKK and uphold our legal system.”

The ministry said the earning came from the two organized are being funded exclusively to the PKK organization and has strengthened its capabilities in Germany, further adding that the organizations do

go “under the guise” of publishing houses.

The PKK is the largest radical foreign organization in Germany with around 14,500 supporters, considered as the base for refinancing and recruitment.

 

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