Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Turkey seeks tougher antiterror measures

Faced with an escalation in terrorist activities and spreading unrest, the Turkish government has drafted legislation intended to boost the power of security forces. Parliament likely will consider the draft this fall.

The Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK), a banned organisation which is on US and EU blacklists of terrorist groups, said on Thursday (6 October) that it was calling off a temporary ceasefire and resuming its armed campaign. "With the start of [EU accession] negotiations the Kurdish problem is no longer just Turkey's problem, it is now a basic problem of the EU," the PKK said in a communique.

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