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EU says PKK remains on terrorism list

BRUSSELS, Feb 18 (KUNA) -- The European Union reiterated its position that the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) remains on its terrorism list following yesterday's terror attack in Ankara in which 28 people were reported killed.
"The PKK is listed by the EU as a terrorist organization. This listing is in place. It has very clear implications and it also obliges EU member states to follow it," EU spokesperson for foreign affairs Maja Kocijancic told a news conference here today.
However, she avoided to answer a question if the group called Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) is also listed as a terrorist organization by the EU.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has named the Ankara bomber as Salih Necar, a Syrian national and member of the YPG and said the attack was carried out with logistical support from PKK's militants inside Turkey.
According to media reports, some PKK members are living freely in several EU countries. (end) nk.tg