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Press Release Regarding The Announcement Made By The U.s Department Of The Treasury’s Office Of Foreign Assets Control (ofac) , 14.10.2009

The PKK/KONGRA-GEL terrorist organization was included in the list of Foreign Narcotics Smugglers according to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act by US Administration on May 30, 2008.

According to the announcement made by U.S Department of the Treasury today (October, 14), under the same act, The U.S Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) named Murat Karayılan, Ali Rıza Altun and Zübeyir Aydar, who are among the senior leaders of the terrorist group, as Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers. Aforenamed designation freezes any assets the three designees may have under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibits U.S. persons from conducting financial or commercial transactions with these individuals and entities.