Netherlands police raids PKK Youth recruiting meeting

MESOP – REUTERS – Amsterdam –  4.12.2012 – Dutch police raided a secret meeting of members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the Netherlands early on Monday morning, and have held 55 people for questioning, the public prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

A group of PKK members were meeting in a public park in Ellemeet, a village in the southwest of the country, at six in the morning when about 150 police raided the area, acting on a tip-off from the intelligence service, the prosecutors office said in its statement. The meetings had started on Friday and were expected to last a week, the prosecutor’s office said, adding that the PKK recruits young Kurds in the Netherlands for its armed struggle against the Turkish army.