Sweden has extradited to Germany a Turkish national who's accused of being a senior member in Germany of the PKK terror organization.
The federal prosecutor's office said Friday that the 36-year-old man, identified only as Zeki E. in line with German privacy rules, was handed over to German authorities on Wednesday.
The suspect was arrested in Sweden April 13 on a German warrant. Zeki E. is accused of membership in a foreign terrorist organization.
Prosecutors say that he led local PKK branches in the western German city of Darmstadt, Berlin and then southern Germany earlier this decade.
The PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and European Union, resumed its armed campaign against the Turkish state in July 2015.
Ankara questions the sincerity of the EU's support for Turkey's fight against the PKK and accuses Europe of hypocrisy over criticism of Turkey's counterterrorism operations targeting the PKK.
President Erdoğan has often criticized the EU's approach to the PKK, for allowing the members of the group to hold rallies, erect tents, and carry flags of the organization within its borders. Recently, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan criticized the union of hypocricy after the flags of the PKK's Syrian affiliate Democratic Union Party (PYD) were hanged on the hall of European Parliament.
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