Friday, August 25, 2006

More shameless remarks by Larko


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Jail for writing a letter

The Danish Daily Berlingske Tidende writes that 56 Kurdish mayors in Turkey are risking jail sentences up to ten years for writing a letter to the Prime Minister of Denmark. The mayors wrote to P.M. Anders Fogh Rasmussen to express their support for renewal of the license for the Danish based Kurdish TV station Roj TV.

The station transmits a variety of cultural, news and current affairs programmes in Kurdish dialects and in Arabic and Turkish. The transmissions can be received by satellite in large parts of Europe and Middle East. They can also be streamed through the Roj TV web site.

The Turkish authorities are accusing the 56 mayors for actively supporting PKK Kurdistan Workers' Party which is listed as a terrorist organisation by the EU.

Prime Minister Fogh Rasmussen said in a press conference in Brussels on Thursday that he finds it shocking that this sort of charges are being presented in a country that is seeking to become a member of the EU.