The terrorist organization PKK was given wide coverage in the 2021 report of the Organization for the Protection of the Constitution, which is the domestic intelligence service in Germany.
In the 2021 Report of the Organization for the Protection of the Constitution, introduced in Berlin by Interior Minister Nancy Faeser and the Leader of the Organization for the Defense of the Constitution, Thomas Haldenwang, 10 pages were devoted to the terrorist organization PKK.
In the report, it was reminded that the activities of the organization were banned in Germany on November 22, 1993, and it has been on the list of terrorist organizations in the European Union (EU) since 2002.
The report states that the main areas of activity of the PKK in Germany are primarily to provide a logistical and financial basis for the organization, to recruit new personnel to the organization, and to organize many shows and big events for propaganda. It continues to be in the background.” word was used.
In the report, it was pointed out that the PKK has been trying to show itself that it is not pro-violence in Europe for years, but there have been violent incidents with the police or Turkish groups at the shows and events organized by the organization .
PKK HAS 14,500 MEMBERS
In the report, it was stated that the PKK has 14,500 members in Germany, and that the PKK has the highest number of members amid the extremist foreign organizations in Germany.
In the report, which emphasized that the operations carried out by Turkey in northern Iraq and Syria in recent years caused the PKK supporters in Germany to become overtly emotional, the report said, “This situation may continue to affect the security situation in Germany.” notice was given.
In the report, it was pointed out that the shows organized by the organization in Germany had the potential for conflict.
In the report, which states that there were attacks on the police at shows in 2021 and that Turkish groups were confronted, “There is a partial risk dimension in this type of conflict, from which deaths cannot be completely excluded.” word was used.
In the report, it was stated that a pedestrian of Turkish origin was injured with a knife in a brawl that broke out during a show organized by the pro-PKK “Birati” association in the city of Bremen on June 17, 2021, and that there is still the danger of militant actions against Turkish state institutions in Germany.
VIOLENCE FOR PKK IS ALSO A STRATEGIC OPTION IN GERMANY
“Violence remains a strategic option for PKK ideology.” In the report called, it was emphasized that the PKK, when it deems necessary, is in a position to use violence, at least in Germany, at least in places.
In the report, which draws attention to the fact that the Federal Court of Cassation has ruled that the PKK structures in Europe in the past were not independent from the main organization, both organizationally and in the decision-making processes, “(They) are integrated into the PKK structure. Political and ideological goals and their implementation are determined by the PKK administration.” assessment was made.
PKK STRUCTURE IN GERMANY
In the report, it was stated that the structure of the organization in Germany was divided into 4 “fields”, 9 “states” and 31 “regions”, with a ringleader at the head of them.
The report states that the PKK mostly uses local associations for the implementation of the instructions, and that these associations are the meeting point for the supporters of the organization. It was noted that there are five regional federations covering the
In the report, it was stated that the youth and student associations of the organization carried out activities and various actions aimed at mobilizing the supporters of the organization and recruiting members for the organization.
295 PEOPLE GOED TO JOIN THE PKK
It is stated in the report that 295 people have left Germany to join the PKK since 2013, and that more than 30 of them died and about 150 returned to Germany.
In the report, it was stated that the PKK tried to attract attention with centrally directed actions in Germany and neighboring countries, and it was stated that it systematically organized shows, large-scale events, panels, campaigns and hunger strikes for this purpose.
In the report, it was pointed out that restrictions were applied due to the Kovid-19 epidemic in 2021, and it was shared that the organization held local shows across Germany on 19-21 March 2021 instead of a central event, and that many of its participation in these events remained in 3-digit numbers and some in 4-digit numbers.
In the report, which was cited in the report that the PKK organized a show called “long march” in the state of North-Rhine-Westphalia in September 2021, it was stated that attacks against the police and passers-by, as almost every year, took place here, thus violating the law of associations.
In the report, “Similar events that took place during the long march in 2021 and in previous years are another example of the high potential for aggression and violence in some parts of the youth organization.” term was used.
PKK COLLECTED 16.7 MILLION EURO
In the report, which stated that the terrorist organization PKK collected an estimated 16.7 million Euros in its “annual donation campaign” in 2021, which once again exceeded the size of the previous year, it was noted that the money collected in Europe was over 30 million.
In the report, it was stated that the financial activities of the organization in Europe and Germany were directed and supervised by the team named “Economy and financial office”.
The report states that the PKK has media tools to spread its ideology and propaganda, and that the organization’s decisions, plans and concrete instructions are included in the work of the newspaper, television and agency.
In the report, it was stated that the organization aims to reach its young supporters through internet and social media work.
In the report, which states that the leaders of the PKK were sentenced to be members of a foreign terrorist organization in Germany in 2021, those who were tried in Germany in 2021 and sentenced to prison in the middle of 1 year, 3 months and 4 years and 3 months are cited as an example.