Turkey freezes al-Qaeda, Taliban assets


Turkey has frozen the accounts of people and organizations linked to al-Qaeda and the Taliban, in compliance with a decision by the United Nations’ Security Council.

The Ministerial Cabinet decided to freeze the accounts of 219 people and 63 organizations linked with al-Qaeda, and the accounts of 130 people and four organizations associated with the Taliban, Turkish broadcaster CNNTurk reported on its website Oct.10.

The decision, overseen by the Ministerial Cabinet’s decision to enforce the ruling to freeze the accounts in the possession of the people, establishments and organizations listed by the U.N. Security Council, took effect after being published in the official gazette.

The accounts of the people, establishments and organizations listed in the U.N. rulings numbered 1267 (1999), 1988 (2011) and 1989 (2011) were frozen as decided by the U.N. Security Council.

The people and organizations whose accounts were frozen can appeal to the State Council within 60 days.

Meanwhile, six Ministerial Cabinet decisions were met before Feb. 16, 2013, the enforcement date of the 6415 numbered law on preventing the financing of terrorism, were repealed.



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