Tag: counter-terrorism

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Germany reinforces EU ban on flags of terror groups PKK and Hamas

Legislation passed in the lower chamber of the German Parliament has outlawed the symbols of groups designated as ‘terrorist organisations’ by the European Union. The ban applies to groups such as the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and militant Palestinian movement Hamas. The new law, approved in the Bundestag on Friday, 25 June, now heads to […]

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Turkey in mourning after terror group PKK executes 13 Turkish citizens in Gara

Thirteen Turkish citizens held in captivity by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq were shot dead last week, the Turkish government announced on Sunday. The 13 included six soldiers, two police officers and intelligent officers who had been abducted from different parts of southeast Turkey by the PKK in separate incidents six years […]

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French authorities slammed for ‘insane Islamophobia’ after interrogating Turkish children aged 10 over radicalisation  

France’s efforts to clamp down on Islamic extremism continues to target children. Four ten-year-old children were taken for questioning in Albertville, southeast France, last week. Three of the children were of Turkish origin, the fourth from North Africa. The incident, part of a growing trend by the French authorities of targeting the country’s Muslim population over […]

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Nearly 1500 Daesh suspects arrested in Istanbul in 2017

Almost 1,500 people were apprehended in Istanbul last year on suspicion of links to the so-called Islamic State, or Daesh, according to Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency. Anadolu reported last week that counter terrorism units belonging to the Istanbul Police Department carried out 58 operations against Daesh in 2017. A total of 1,447 suspects have been […]