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The EU on Thursday updated its terrorist list extending sanctions against people and groups involved in terrorism for another six months.

The sanctions list features 13 persons and 21 entities or groups, including terror groups PKK and far-left DHKP/C.

“Dalokay Sanli was removed from the list because he died,” an EU official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Anadolu Agency, referring to the senior member of PKK, who was neutralized by Turkish security forces in April 2021 in northern Iraq.

The bloc freezes funds and financial assets of the enlisted persons and groups, and bans EU operators to make economic resources available for them.

The EU applies a separate sanction mechanism for al-Qaida and ISIS/Daesh.

Several terror groups, which carried out or planned attacks in Turkiye, including IBDA-C and TAK, are also on the updated terror list, according to the official.

In its more than 35-year terror campaign against Turkiye, the PKK − also listed as a terrorist organization by Turkiye and the US − has been responsible for the deaths of more than 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.

The DHKP-C is responsible for numerous terror attacks in Turkiye, including the 2013 attack on the US Embassy in Ankara, which left a Turkish security guard martyred and a Turkish journalist injured. It is also listed as a terrorist organization by Turkiye and the US.

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