DİYARBAKIR — Agence France-Presse
Members of an outlawed terrorist group have kidnapped three workers from a road construction site in Turkey's Southeast, officials said Friday.
The trio were allegedly abducted by members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, around 6 p.m. Thursday from a site near the town of Silvan in Diyarbakır province, a brief statement from the provincial governor's office said.
It was not immediately clear why the PKK might have targeted the workers.
The group has in the past kidnapped soldiers, policemen, local politicians, tourists and journalists, among others, but it is a rare tactic.
In 2008, the PKK members held three German mountaineers hostage for almost two weeks, in a bid to pressure Germany to end a crackdown on PKK supporters on its soil.
Meanwhile, a Danish prosecutor on Thursday asked a court to ban Roj TV, a Copenhagen-based Kurdish TV network, accusing it of supporting the PKK.
Prosecutor Lise-Lotte Nilas told AFP she had asked the Copenhagen district court to withdraw Roj TV's broadcasting license because it violated Danish regulations prohibiting support for terrorist organizations.
Police has frozen the controversial network's bank accounts, she added. In August, she charged that an in-depth investigation beginning in 2005 into the network's programming had found it supported the PKK. "We carefully examined a series of programmes on Roj TV, and our evaluation is that they have a character of propaganda for the PKK, which is a terrorist organisation," she said in a statement at the time.
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.