The European Lawyers for Democracy and Human Rights (ELDH) organization asked the European Union (EU) to remove the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) from the list of terrorist organizations, the Kurdistan website reports.
According to the EKDH, by listing the PKK among terrorist organizations despite the evidence of political and cultural pressure on Kurds, eviction from villages, torture and even murders Kurds have gone through, the EU has ignored their right to resistance.
The organization states that removing the PKK from the list of terrorist organizations might be an impetus to a political settlement of the Kurdish problem in Turkey. The extradition of Kurdish political refugees as demanded by Turkey must be put an end to.
The EU listed the PKK among terrorist organizations in 2002 at the Turkish Government’s request.