June 26, 2018

PKK financing in Europe

The PKK is believed to be using Europe as a base of logistics and weapons procurement, according to the Europol 2018 report on terrorism.

The PKK has also raised money through drug trafficking, migrant smuggling, human trafficking, fuel and cigarette smuggling, extortion, kidnapping for ransom, and money laundering. The organization is also reported to use front organizations and charities in the EU.

For its part, France estimates that the PKK has raised nearly $7 million, including the funds raised by 8 PKK militants convicted of terrorist financing in November 2017.

 

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extremist financing, illicit financing, PKK, Terrorist Financing

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