14 November 2004
Dutch Police have discovered a training camp of the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) terrorist organization during its operations in the fight against terrorism.
In a roundup conducted at the camp in a small town near Eindhoven yesterday morning, 29 people between the ages of 15 and 23, five of whom are women, were arrested. They were reportedly Turkish citizens. Roundups were also conducted in 10 houses within the framework of the operations and a total of six militants were arrested in The Hague, Rotterdam,
Eindhoven, and Capellaan den Ijssel. The arrested were reportedly training to participate in the terrorist attacks of PKK in Turkey. According to the documents and information seized, these PKK militants would have transfered to Armenia to receive special war training after they completed their training in the Netherlands, and from there on they would plot armed attacks in Turkey.
Meanwhile, the largest partner of the Dutch coalition government, Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende's Christian Democrat Party, called for a ban on the PKK as it was clearly a terrorist organization.
The Hague, Amsterdam