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* Court removes PKK from terror funds list  News Report

* US declares PKK 'a common enemy'  News Report

* Kurdish fighters defy the world from mountain fortress as bombing begins  News Report

* Iraq promises Turkey it will curb Kurdish rebels  News Report

* Iran, Syria urge diplomatic means instead of military incursion into Iraq  News Report

* Talabani refuses to deliver PKK leaders to Turkey amid protests against incursion  News Report

* Turkey vows to defeat PKK rebels  News Report

* We will fight to the death, Kurdish rebel leader vows from his hideout  News Report

* Deaths And Hostages In Border Clash  News Report

* Flash News: Kurdish separatistand 12 Turkish soldiers killed  News Report

* US tries to halt Turkey attack  News Report

* Turkish military equips Georgian army  News Report

* July 22, Turkey's date with the polls  News Report

* Turks are reconstructing Northern Iraq  Serpil Yilmaz

* 200,000 Turks protest Islamic-rooted PM  News Report


Court removes PKK from terror funds list
[ News Report]  [2008-04-05 08:53:19]
[Source: Star - 03/04/08]


LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - A top European Union court ruled against the inclusion of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) on a list of groups whose funds must be frozen as part of the fight against terrorism on Thursday, citing procedural problems.

The Court of First Instance (CFI), the EU's second-highest court, said the EU had not properly justified its decision.

The Turkish government blames the PKK for nearly 40,000 deaths since the group launched an armed struggle for a Kurdish homeland in southeast Turkey in 1984.

The EU will seek to keep the PKK on its list of groups whose finances must be frozen as required by a United Nations resolution, EU officials have said previously.

Thursday's ruling followed similar judgments by the CFI that the EU had failed to give sufficient reasons for including groups on the list, including exiled Iranian opposition group, the People's Mujahideen.





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