After the French court arrested a senior member of the council of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), the group has issued a statement in response to the arrest. Adem Uzun was detained as part of an ongoing investigation into the activities of the PKK on French soil.
Addressing France directly, PKK’s statement suggested that they would take action ‘against the interests of the country’ if it did not end it’s ‘hostile policy’ towards the Kurdish people.
Founded in 1978, the PKK has been involved in an armed struggle against Turkey as it fights for autonomy and rights within Turkey for it’s people. The PKK is considered to be a terrorist organisation by numerous countries including the EU, the United States and Canada.