After Belgian court ruling, PKK might be removed from EU’s terrorist organisations list

A ruling by Belgium’s highest court last week can have far-reaching consequences that can end the practice of enlisting the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), an armed group which has been fighting inside Turkey since 1984, as a terrorist organisation in Europe.

The court approved a previous decision made by a lower court in March, which said the PKK could not be considered a terrorist organisation.

While Kurdish activists celebrated the Belgian court’s ruling, both Belgian and Turkish government officials firmly rejected it.

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  1. John Bestevaar
    John Bestevaar says:

    Seems to me that governments dont much care for the interests of their people. Consequently i ask myself how is it determined that anything becomes a “terrorist organization” ? I suspect that such things are in the gift of the leaders. A very dangerous place to leave such things.

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