Azerbaijan Expels Turkish Kurds

BAKU (RFE/RL)–Azeri Interior Minister Ramil Usubov has confirmed media reports that a group of ethnic Kurdish Turkish citizens who entered Azerbaijan illegally has been expelled from the country–Caucasus Press reported on Tuesday citing ANS-Press.

But Usubov added that his ministry cannot confirm that those persons were members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

In early July–the Azeri National Security Ministry denied reports in opposition publications that the PKK has established an official presence in Baku.

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