Turkey praises UK for detention of Newey over ‘funding terrorism’ in YPG case
Hami Aksoy, Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman, on Dec. 29 praised British judicial authorities for the detention of Paul Newey, father of a YPG/PKK terrorist organization volunteer on charges of bankrolling terrorism.
Newey, 49, approached by British police on Dec. 11 at his home. His apartment was searched by police, and authorities confiscated laptops and cellphones.
British local media say this is the first time a British family member has been investigated for a relative joining the YPG.
If Newey is found guilty of financing terrorism, he may serve a maximum sentence of 14 years in jail under Britain’s Terrorism Act.