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Kurdistan Workers' Party

Terrorism · Sanctioned entity
Kurdistan Workers' Party is subject to sanctions. See the individual program listings below.
NameDelavska stranka Kurdistana · Det Kurdiske Arbejderparti · Il-Partit tal-Ħaddiema tal-Kurdistan · KADEK · KONGRA-GEL · 36 more...[sources]
Other nameFREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY CONGRESS OF KURDISTAN · Freedom and Democratic Congress of Kurdistan · HALU MESRU SAVUNMA KUVVETI · HPG · Halu Mesru Savunma Kuvveti · 42 more...[sources]
Weak aliasHSK · KHK[sources]
Legal formnot available[sources]
Statusnot available[sources]
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The Kurdistan Workers’ Party was formed in 1978 and initially sought the creation of an independent Kurdish state in south eastern Türkiye, Syria and Iraq. It now calls for greater Kurdish autonomy.

Australian Sanctions Consolidated List,

Partiya Karkerên Kurdistanê

Belgian Financial Sanctions,


Belgian Financial Sanctions,

Formally established in Turkey in 1978 by Abdullah Ocalan, the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK / KADEK) is a Kurdish political party whose main goal is the creation of an independent Kurdish state in southeast Turkey and in northern Iraq, a region that is part of the traditional territory of the Kurdish people. To reach its goal, the PKK / KADEK has led a campaign of guerrilla warfare and terrorism, especially in Turkey and in northern Iraq. Its activities include attacking the Turkish military, diplomats and Turkish businesses at home and in some western European cities. It has also been known to bomb resorts and kidnap tourists in an attempt to destabilize tourism in Turkey. On April 11, 2017, the PKK bombed a police compound in Diyarbakir, Turkey, resulting in the death of 3 people, including 1 police officer.

Canadian Listed Terrorist Entities,

Partiya Karkerên Kurdistanê

EU Financial Sanctions Files (FSF),


EU Financial Sanctions Files (FSF),

также известна как "Конгра- Гел", "Рабочая партия Курдистана"

Kazakh Terrorist and Terror Financing lists,

известна как "Контра- Гел", "Рабочая партия Курдистана" признана в РК, КР

Kazakh Terrorist and Terror Financing lists,


Data sources

Japan Economic sanctions and list of eligible people3,504

Sanctions imposed by Japan under its Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Law.

Japan · Ministry of Finance

Australian Sanctions Consolidated List4,093

The Consolidated List is a list of all persons and entities who are subject to targeted financial sanctions under Australian sanctions law

Australia · Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

UK FCDO Sanctions List4,430

UK sanctions collated by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

United Kingdom · Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)

UK HMT/OFSI Consolidated List of Targets5,929

The United Kingom's consolidated international sanctions list.

United Kingdom · Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation

US Trade Consolidated Screening List (CSL)18,943

The Consolidated Screening List (CSL) is a list of parties for which the United States Government maintains restrictions on certain exports, reexports, or transfers of items.

United States · Department of the Commerce - International Trade Administration

New Zealand Designated Terrorist Entities22

Individuals and entities that have been designated terrorists by the New Zealand government.

New Zealand · New Zealand Police

EU Financial Sanctions Files (FSF)6,061

As part of the Common Foreign Security Policy the European Union publishes a sanctions list that is implemented by all member states.

European Union · European External Action Service

Kazakh Terrorist and Terror Financing lists2,599

A combination of two lists of sanctioned individuals and entities published by the Financial Monitoring Agency of Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan · Қазақстан Республикасының Қаржылық мониторинг агенттігі

Bulgarian Persons of Interest574

A list of persons and companies sanctioned for involvement with terrorism financing released by the government in Bulgaria.

Bulgaria · OMNIO Compliance · non-official source

Canadian Listed Terrorist Entities77

The Canadian governments own list of people and organizations associated with terrorism

Canada · Public Safety Canada

Belgian Financial Sanctions6,321

Belgium extends the European FSF sanctions list on the basis of a national terrorist list, issued by the National Security Council

Belgium · Federal Public Service Finance

US OFAC Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List29,144

The primary United States' sanctions list, specially designated nationals (SDN) part.

United States · Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

Moldovan sanctions for terrorism and proliferation of WMD781

Sanctions on persons and entities involved in terrorist activities and the proliferation of weapons of masss destruction

Moldova · Centrul Antiterorist al Serviciului de Informaţii şi Securitate al Republicii Moldova

Kyrgyz National List1,173

A simple list of sanctioned individuals and entities published by the Kyrgyz' State Financial Intelligence Service.


French Freezing of Assets6,298

The register lists all persons, entities and vessels subject to asset freezing measures in force on French territory, pursuant to national, European and international (UN) provisions.

France · Ministry of Economy, Finance, and Recovery

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