Adem Uzun, a PKK leader in Europe
The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) has threatened France with retaliation, following the detention of one of the group’s leaders by French security forces last week.
The Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), an umbrella organization that includes the PKK, said in a statement that France is guilty of being part of a conspiracy for taking Adem Uzun into custody, Turkish-language Hurriyet newspaper reported on Friday.
“The Kurdistan freedom movement and the Kurdish people will use its right to retaliation and to make decisions against France’s benefits, unless France abandons its hostile attitude against Kurds,” the statement added.
French police detained Uzun in Paris on October 6.
The PKK has been fighting for an autonomous Kurdish region inside Turkey since the 1980s.