Germany’s broad “terrorist” claims and repression of Turkish migrants

[Amid ever-increasing repression and attacks on migrant workers and organizations internationally, in Europe the highly-coordinated multinational police forces is the instrument of these attacks, along with the media, of course.  These forces combine the European xenophobia with support for the most oppressive regimes, such as the Turkish regime of Erdogan, which has long urged European powers to suppress the large movements of Turkish and Kurdish migrants in Western European countries.  The European powers are very compliant with these urgings, as it also suppresses the migrants as an important and militant and internationalizing influence in the working class as a whole. — Frontlines ed]

Germany arrests 7 suspected TKP/ML members

Germany arrests 7 suspected TKP/ML members

Special police forces arrest suspected left-wing Turkish extremists for membership of a foreign terrorist organization.

World Bulletin / News Desk

German police have arrested seven leading members of the outlawed group Turkish Communist Party – Marxist-Leninist, the federal prosecutors’ office has said.

The German federal prosecutors’ office said on Thursday that Muslum E., the suspected leader of the TKP/ML group in Germany, and six other leading members of the outlawed organization were arrested the day before in operations carried out by special police forces.

Police also searched the houses of the suspected TKP/ML members.

The prosecutors said the suspects under arrest were members of the leading cadre in Germany, responsible for propaganda, training, recruitment, fund-raising and logistic support for the group’s activities in Turkey.

The suspects were accused of membership of a foreign terrorist organization.

 Armed attacks

TKP/ML members have carried out propaganda and fund-raising activities in Germany since 1974 and the group has around 1,300 followers in the country, according to the latest annual German domestic intelligence report.

Founded in 1972 in Turkey, TKP/ML is a far-left organization carrying out illegal activities and armed attacks aimed at establishing Marxist-Leninist rule in the country.

It is listed as a terrorist organization in Turkey.

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Germany arrests seven suspected TKP/ML members

ANADOLU AGENCY, :16 April 2015

Special police forces arrest suspected left-wing Turkish extremists for membership of a foreign terrorist organization.

BERLIN

German police have arrested seven leading members of the outlawed militant Turkish Communist Party – Marxist-Leninist, the federal prosecutors’ office has said.

The German federal prosecutors’ office said on Thursday that Muslum E., the suspected leader of the TKP/ML group in Germany, and six other leading members of the outlawed organization were arrested the day before in operations carried out by special police forces.

Police also searched the houses of the suspected TKP/ML members.

The prosecutors said the suspects under arrest were members of the leading cadre in Germany, responsible for propaganda, training, recruitment, fund-raising and logistic support for the group’s activities in Turkey.

The suspects were accused of membership of a foreign terrorist organization.

The federal prosecutors’ office said in a statement the TKP/ML had carried out scores of armed attacks in Turkey and, since 2007, planned joint attacks with the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or the PKK.

 

 Armed attacks

 

TKP/ML militants have carried out propaganda and fund-raising activities in Germany since 1974 and the group has around 1,300 followers in the country, according to the latest annual German domestic intelligence report.

Founded in 1972 in Turkey, TKP/ML is a far-left organization carrying out illegal activities and armed attacks aimed at establishing Marxist-Leninist rule in the country.

It is listed as a terrorist organization in Turkey.

The Turkish government has long criticized German authorities for not taking strong action against terrorist organizations like TKP/ML, PKK and the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party–Front, or DHKP-C, which carry out propaganda, fund-raising and recruitment activities in Germany via undercover organizations.

Germany has a three-million-strong ethnic Turkish community, the majority of who are second- and third-generation German-born Turks whose grandparents moved to the country during the 1960s.

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