(BERLIN) JUST IN: German authorities prevented a group planning to visit the Iraqi city of Irbil to display solidarity with PKK terrorists in order to avert a potential dispute with NATO ally Turkey, a report said #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.15: The report noted that German state interests would significantly be affected in case of anti-Turkey activities or passive support for the PKK terrorists, as Turkey strongly opposes support for the terrorist group:

GERMANY: According to the report by Die Welt, pro-PKK Kurdish associations in Germany launched a “human shield” campaign for the PKK terrorists and were planning to send groups of people to Iraq in June.

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A man passes an empty departure information board at the airport in Duesseldorf, Germany, June 3, 2020. (AP Photo)
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The incident took place at the Duesseldorf Airport on Saturday.

Police noted that the co-chairperson of the German Left Party (Die Linke) in Hamburg, Cansu Özdemir, and a group of 18 people were prevented from boarding a plane to Irbil for “the threat of damaging Germany’s reputation.”

Police also told the German news agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa) that they were unsure if they “could rule out any danger coming from members of this group that could potentially have long-lasting effects on Germany’s security concerns abroad.”

Last week, Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) stated that the PKK terrorist group has been sending members from Europe to northern Iraq to disrupt the stability and peace in the region.

The statement also said the preservation of the KRG’s stability, especially in Irbil, is a red line and that will not be allowed to deteriorate under any pretext or group.

The ministry’s statement also pointed out that if the aforementioned groups’ intentions were truly peace and tranquility, they should focus on Qandil because the unrest and warmongering stemmed from there.

The Qandil Mountains in northern Iraq are the PKK’s stronghold, and the group is active in many cities and towns. It occupies a large number of villages in the region and launches attacks on Turkey from there.

The PKK terrorist group has recently increased its multifaceted terrorist attacks by targeting legitimate representatives of the Kurdish people in northern Iraq, including Peshmerga forces and police officers, kidnapping civilians, targeting diplomatic missions and inciting peaceful protests to violence in the KRG.

The terrorist group, disturbed by the Baghdad-Irbil agreement of Oct. 9, 2020, that will end the PKK’s presence in the Sinjar region, is trying to spread the instability it has created in other occupied regions to the north of Iraq with terrorist acts and to divert attention from Sinjar.

The PKK also accuses the Irbil administration of collaborating with Turkey in its successful counterterrorism operations in northern Iraq, while also attacking the KRG’s Peshmerga forces.

Northern Iraq is known as the location of many PKK terrorist hideouts and bases from where they carry out attacks in Turkey. The Turkish military regularly conducts cross-border operations in northern Iraq. Turkey has long been stressing that it will not tolerate terrorist threats posed against its national security and has called on Iraqi officials to take the necessary steps to eliminate the terrorist group. Ankara previously noted that if the expected steps were not taken, it would not shy away from targeting terrorist threats.

Turkey has repeatedly urged German authorities to take action against the PKK, which has been outlawed in Germany since 1993.

The PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union – has waged a terror campaign against Turkey for 40 years and has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women and children.

Despite its status as a designated international terrorist organization, the PKK has enjoyed relative freedom in European cities and has a particularly strong presence in Germany. PKK supporters have been allowed to hold rallies, recruit militants and collect funds in Germany, which is home to some 5 million people of Turkish origin, including Kurds.

The PKK has been banned in Germany since 1993, but it is still active, with nearly 14,000 followers among the country’s Kurdish immigrant population.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Jun.15: 2021:

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(ZURICH) JUST IN: A bomb ready to explode was found Thursday in the mailbox of the headquarters of the Swiss Turkish Society (ITT), which serves as the umbrella group of Turkish nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in the Rumlang region #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.01: ITT Chairperson Şeref Yıldız, who has been exposed to attacks by PKK supporters many times and had to leave the house where he lived for years because of the terrorist threat, spoke to the Anadolu Agency (AA) regarding the incident:

Suspected PKK attempt to bomb Turkish NGO in Switzerland thwarted: “They put a bomb in the ITT mailbox between the hours of 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. yesterday. I noticed the situation because the lid of the box was open. I immediately called the police,” he said.

by DAILY SABAH WITH AA

Government vehicles near are parked near where a bomb that was ready to explode was found in the mailbox of the headquarters of the Swiss Turkish Society (ITT), Rumlang, Switzerland, April 30, 2021. (AA)
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Yıldız said that the police told him that the bomb was real.

“The police took the incident very seriously. Immediately, the area was cordoned off and the evacuation started. Even the entrance and exit to the town were closed. They also took us out of the building,” he added.

Yıldız stated that he gave a detailed statement to the police about the four hours prior the incident and said, “I call on the Swiss authorities to find those responsible as soon as possible and to give an account before the law. I had to leave my house in Basel where I have lived for years due to the threats. Now I have to keep my residence a secret,” he continued.

Underlining that they will continue to work without compromising on the truth for the benefit of the Turkish community in Switzerland, Yıldız said: “We live here in peace and tranquility as the Turkish community. We are pioneering the integration of the Turks into Switzerland. Such threats will not turn us away from our struggle.”

Stating that the destructive power of the bomb has yet to be determined, Yıldız added that it has been examined by the Swiss police and the investigation continues.

PKK supporters of the terrorist group have been behind attacks on Turkish businesses and organizations in Switzerland in recent months.

Yıldız’s house was attacked for the fifth time in the last two years by the supporters of the terrorist group PKK on March 17th.

Yıldız had to stay away from his house where his office was also located for 18 years because his children were worried about the increasing number of attacks.

Yıldız emphasized that he believes the bomb found in the mailbox of the ITT headquarters was planted by PKK supporters.

In its more than 40-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union – has been responsible for the deaths of at least 40,000 people, including women and children.

Europol’s annual terrorism report “European Union Terrorism Situation and Trend Report 2020” suggests the PKK is actively engaged in propaganda activities as well as collecting money in European countries such as Belgium, Germany and Romania.

“Members and sympathizers of the PKK continued to be involved in legal and illegal activities to raise funds to support the group and its affiliates,” the report said.

The PKK and its sympathizers carried out many violent attacks and rallies targeting the Turkish community in Europe. Last year, sympathizers of the terrorist group vandalized mosques and shops belonging to the Turkish community in Germany. Such incidents were also reported in Belgium and Switzerland.

Turkey has long criticized European authorities for tolerating PKK activities in their countries and has pressured them to take stricter measures against the propaganda, recruitment and fundraising activities of the group. Despite its status as a designated international terrorist organization, the PKK has enjoyed relative freedom in European cities and has a particularly strong presence in Germany. PKK supporters have been allowed to hold rallies, recruit militants and collect funds in Germany, which is home to some 5 million people of Turkish origin, including Kurds.

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#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: May.01: 2021:

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BRUSSELS: EU Parliament vote to halt Turkey’s accession to the European Union over controversial post-coup probes after authorities issue an arrest warrant for head of Syrian Kurdish PYD party in relation to Ankara #bomb attack on military bus attack in February – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReports – Nov.24: EU Parliament vote to halt Turkey’s accession to the European Union over controversial post-coup probes the Independent on Thursday reported in their article: The European Parliament has voted to freeze long-term plans for Turkey to join the EU in what is widely seen as a response to Ankara’s crackdown on political opposition and independent media since July’s failed coup.
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MEPs voted 479 in favour on the motion amending EU-Turkey relations, with 37 against and 107 abstentions in a plenary session in Strasbourg on Thursday.

The long-expected suspension had been criticised by those who say that freezing out President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will only push the country to adopt even harsher stances on human rights issues.

More than 40,000 people have been jailed under emergency laws since the aborted military takeover this summer, and 100,000 fired from public sector jobs, many in schools and universities. http://ind.pn/2gDQp2D

This week the Daily Sabah reported that a Turkish court issued an arrest warrant for #PYD head, 48 #PKK terrorists

A Turkish court has issued an arrest warrant for 48 PKK terrorist members, including the #PKK ‘s Syrian branch of the Democratic Union Party #PYD head Salih Muslim, on charges that they planned and carried out numerous attacks on the #police and the citizens of the country …

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TURKEY: #Police arrest PKK Militant suspected of carrying out the ‘ Motorcycle #Bomb Attack ‘ on #Police HQ in Istanbul on Friday as reported by Anadolu News Agency – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – Oct.08: This is an update on Fridays motorcycle #bomb attack injuring 10 people
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Turkish police detain suspected PKK militant over Istanbul bomb

Turkish police have detained a suspected militant from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) who is believed to have carried out a “motorbike bomb” attack that wounded 10 people near an Istanbul #police station, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Friday.

The woman suspect was captured along with two other people in Aksaray province in central Turkey, carrying a fake passport, Anadolu said.

Forensic officers work next to damaged motorbike at the scene of a blast near a police station in Istanbul on October 6, 2016. (AFP/Ozan Kose)

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DUHOK: ‘ Airstikes against PKK in Kurdistan mountains cause concern for Christians who fled Islamic State ‘

#AceNewsServices – Featured Report:DUHOK: Aug.07: Turkey’s air strikes against PKK positions in the mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan “are starting to cause fear.” They have certainly caused “deaths, injuries and destruction” and the region is living in “a new situation of danger,” said Mgr Rabban al-Qas, bishop of Duhok (Iraqi Kurdistan), in the homonymous  governorate on the border with Turkey and Syria.

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In this area, hundreds of thousands of Christians found refuge after they fled the Nineveh Plain in the wake of the invasion by Islamic State forces. Many families found shelter in Duhok, a region close to the bombings. As a result of this, many Christians want to escape.

“At night, from the village of Komane, we can see Turkish planes bomb the Kurdish mountains, where PKK fighters are hiding. Villagers and Christian refugees are scared.”

Overnight on 6-7 August of last year, hundreds of thousands of people left the overwhelmingly Christian villages in Nineveh Plain, from Qaraqosh to Karameles, and found refuge in Erbil and other areas of Kurdistan.

Last week, the Chaldean Patriarch Raphael I Mar Louis Sako addressed a prayer to Pope Francis and the world’s bishops, urging them to remember the tragedy of this persecuted community. In it, he pleaded for peace and security, “before it is too late.” and the strength to “stand fast in this violent storm.”

For Bishop al-Qas, “direct international pressure on Ankara” is needed to stop “bombing our region,” especially since the Turks left their borders open to Daesh* to move fighters and supplies.

Even the President of Iraqi Kurdistan Massoud Barzani and Iraq’s central government in Baghdad have told Turkey to stop military operations on Iraqi territory and respect the country’s borders. However, “Turkish airplanes seem unwilling to comply.”

At the same time, Barzani ordered PKK fighters to leave the region, because “if they want war, they can do it on the other side of the border”.

Meanwhile, the life of some Christian refugee families is slowly getting back to normal, said the prelate. “Many have found work; others have opened their own businesses. Through the help provided by various associations, people are also setting up working groups. Catholic groups play a leading role, providing material support and technical assistance, knowledge, and experience.”

Unlike some groups and organisations that encourage Christians to move overseas (via Jordan and Lebanon), and thus “make money exploiting their situation, fears and concerns, friendly words and concrete support help us a lot, especially in terms of planning for the future,” the bishop said.

Indeed, the community’s liveliness and strong faith despite hardships are exemplified by the “50 and more children who will receive their first communion next week, not to mention the baptisms, weddings, and confirmations . . .”

Many families that fled Mosul and the Nineveh Plain of a year ago “have found some stability in Ankawa and Duhok,” the bishop said. “Some have bought a house and are rebuilding their lives because they have come to realise that they are not going home to their villages anytime soon, and are determined to stay here in Kurdistan.”

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‘ US-led Coalition Intensify Air-Strikes in Past Two Days As PKK Risk Igniting Three Decade Conflict ‘

#AceNewsServices – October 15 – American-led forces have sharply intensified air strikes in the past two days against Islamic State fighters threatening Kurds on Syria’s Turkish border after the jihadists’ advance began to destabilize Turkey.

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The coalition had conducted 21 attacks on the militants near the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani over Monday and Tuesday and appeared to have slowed Islamic State advances there, the U.S. military said, but cautioned the situation remained fluid.

U.S. President Barack Obama voiced deep concern on Tuesday about the situation in Kobani as well as in Iraq’s Anbar province, which U.S. troops fought to secure during the Iraq war and is now at risk of being seized by Islamic State militants.

“Coalition air strikes will continue in both of these areas,” Obama told military leaders from coalition partners including Turkey, Arab states and Western allies during a meeting outside Washington.

The fight against Islamic State will be among the items on the agenda when Obama holds a video conference on Wednesday with British, French, German and Italian leaders, the White House said.

War on the militants in Syria is threatening to unravel a delicate peace in neighboring Turkey where Kurds are furious with Ankara over its refusal to help protect their kin in Syria.

The plight of the Syrian Kurds in Kobani provoked riots among Turkey’s 15 million Kurds last week in which at least 35 people were killed.

Turkish war-planes were reported to have attacked Kurdish rebel targets in southeast Turkey after the army said it had been attacked by the banned PKK Kurdish militant group, risking reigniting a three-decade conflict that killed 40,000 people before a ceasefire was declared two years ago.

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#Turkey : ” Fighting on the `Streets Breaks-Out’ as `Thousands of Kurds Demand Release’ of their Rebel Leader”

#AceWorldNews says that according to the latest reports thousands of Kurds rallied in towns across south-eastern Turkey on Sunday, demanding the release of Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan, in commemoration of the 15th anniversary since he was first captured.

In Diyarbakir, the main city in the south-east, the demonstrators fought with police in side streets, according to Reuters, while in Cizre, near the Iraqi border, protesters lobbed petrol bombs as police retaliated with tear gas. Ocalan is leader of the PKK – the Kurdistan Workers Party – and is regarded by Turkey as being responsible for tens of thousands of deaths.

For Kurds, Ocalan represents the struggle for self-determination and political rights. While peace talks began in late 2012, there was a rebel withdrawal in September due to the apparent lack of progress the Turkish government made in addressing their concerns.

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