US Renews $12 Million Reward for Information on Three Top PKK Leaders
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US Renews $12 Million Reward for Information on Three Top PKK Leaders

ERBIL — The US State Department’s Reward for Justice Program has offered $12 million collectively for any information that could “bring to justice” three top leaders of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

The Reward for Justice Program announced on its official website and social media accounts up to $5 million reward for information on Murat Karayilan, $4 million for Cemil Bayik, and $3 million for Duran Kalkan.

It also reminded that the PKK is recognized by the Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO), which is seen by Washington as responsible for “terrorist attacks” mainly in Turkey where also US citizens were affected.

“PKK uses its network and criminal activities across Europe to obtain weapons and materials. The PKK has used suicide bombers, vehicle borne improvised explosive devices (VBIEDs), and other indiscriminate terror tactics. The PKK also recruits and indoctrinates youths, sometimes by abduction, and employs them as militants,” reads a statement on the website.