Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Roj-TV Subject to New Controversy in Denmark

Manouchehr Zonoozi, a former director of Roj-TV in Denmark, recently gave an interview to a Danish newspaper in which he spoke of the close links between Roj-TV and the PKK. Denmark's broadcasting of Roj-TV has long been a source of tension in Danish-Turkish relations, and the interview has opened up a controversial discussion within Denmark that is surely wlecome by the Turish government, which has long denounced the channel as nothing more than a broadcast arm of the PKK. Roj-TV is widely watched throughout Turkey by satellite despite it having no legal presence in Turkey. The Danish paper publishing the interview also published photos of Roj-TV officials at a PKK training camp, including one of Zanzooni alongside PKK commander Murat Karayilan. Zanzooni was the time said to be working for Roj-TV.

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