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EUROPOL April 20, 2011 Report / Warning on terrorist groups which are becoming more diverse and flexible in their methods of operating, with signs of increased collaboration between groups, increased use of the Internet, and a growing connection between organised crime and terrorism, especially in regard to financing activities. Separatist terrorist groups such as the PKK/KONGRA-GEL are involved in the trafficking of drugs and human beings to raise funds for their terrorism activities Europol Report 2011
The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced on April 20, 2011 the designation of PKK / Kongra-Gel founders Cemil Bayik and Duran Kalkan and leaders Remzi Kartal, Sabri Ok and Adem Uzun as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers (SDNTs) pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act).
This designation freezes any assets the designees may have under US jurisdiction and prohibits US persons from conducting financial or commercial transactions with these individuals," the department's Office of Foreign Assets Control said in a statement.
The US Treasury Department on October 15, 2009 announced sanctions against three senior members of the Turkey's Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) it accused of being "significant foreign narcotics traffickers. Murat Karayilan , Ali Riza Altun and Zubayir Aydar are accused of using drug smuggling to help fund the PKK -- also known as Kongra-Gel -- which has already been targeted by the US government for terrorism and trafficking activities.
This designation freezes any assets the three designees may have under US jurisdiction and prohibits US persons from conducting financial or commercial transactions with these individuals," the department's Office of Foreign Assets Control said in a statement.
OFAC Designation January 12, 2004
FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY CONGRESS OF KURDISTAN
- a.k.a. HALU MESRU SAVUNMA KUVVETI (HSK);
- a.k.a. KADEK;
- a.k.a. KONGRA-GEL;
- a.k.a. KURDISTAN FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY CONGRESS;
- a.k.a. KURDISTAN PEOPLE'S CONGRESS (KHK);
- a.k.a. KURDISTAN WORKERS' PARTY;
- a.k.a. PARTIYA KARKERAN KURDISTAN;
- a.k.a. PEOPLE'S CONGRESS OF KURDISTAN;
- a.k.a. PKK;
- a.k.a. THE PEOPLE'S DEFENSE FORCE