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 Italy says dismantling Kurdish-PKK recruitment network  

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Italy says dismantling Kurdish-PKK recruitment network  26.2.2010 

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February 26, 2010

VENICE
, Italy An Italian police operation Friday targeted a group suspected of recruiting Kurdish fighters for the Turkey's militant separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party PKK group, news reports said. Authorities in Venice issued 11 arrest warrants, but it was not immediately clear how many people were detained.

The arrest warrants, being carried out in Venice and other northern towns, were issued against 10 Turkish citizens and one Italian, who have been charged with links to acts of international terrorism,
www.ekurd.netpolice said in a statement.

The investigation, carried out in Italy and France, had discovered a "recruitment district" tasked with finding resources and people to fight against Turkish interests along the country's border with Iraq, police said.                  

An Italian police operation Friday targeted a group suspected of recruiting Kurdish fighters for the Turkey's militant separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party PKK group
The operation was being carried out in cooperation with French and German authorities, according to the reports.

The PKK, formed in the late 1970s with the aim of creating an independent Kurdistan, has been engaged in an armed struggle against Turkey that has claimed thousands of lives.

Since 1984 PKK took up arms for self-rule in the mainly Kurdish southeast of Turkey (Turkey-Kurdistan) which has claimed around 45,000 lives of Turkish soldiers and Kurdish PKK guerrillas. A large Turkey's Kurdish community openly sympathise with the Kurdish PKK rebels.

The PKK is considered a 'terrorist' organization by Ankara, U.S., the PKK continues to be on the blacklist list in EU despite court ruling which overturned a decision to place the Kurdish rebel group PKK and its political wing on the European Union's terror list.

The PKK demanded Turkey's recognition of the Kurds' identity in its constitution and of their language as a native language along with Turkish in the country's Kurdish areas,
www.ekurd.net the party also demanded an end to ethnic discrimination in Turkish laws and constitution against Kurds, ranting them full political freedoms.

Turkey refuses to recognize its Kurdish population as a distinct minority. It has allowed some cultural rights such as limited broadcasts in the Kurdish language and private Kurdish language courses with the prodding of the European Union, but Kurdish politicians say the measures fall short of their expectations.

Last August, the government announced plans to expand Kurdish freedoms in a bid to erode popular support for the PKK and end the insurgency.

Although the drive faltered amid a ban on the country's main Kurdish DTP party, street protests and PKK violence, Ankara has vowed to push ahead with the reforms. 
 
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