Hungary sentences 2 PKK suspects to prison

A has sentenced a married couple to two years in over links to the , local sources said Friday.

also slammed an eight-year entry ban to Hungary on the couple, Hungarian news agency MTI reported.

The couple was accused of financing terrorism.

The husband joined the terror group in 2009 and has been working for the , its Syrian offshoot, with his Iranian wife since 2014.

The couple had requested asylum from the Hungarian government after reaching its borders aided by human smugglers.

In its 30-year terrorist campaign, the PKK -- recognized as a terror group by the U.S., EU, and Turkey -- has killed some 40,000 people, including numerous civilians.

Turkey, for its part, has vowed to launch an anti-terror campaign -- specifically targeting the YPG /PKK -- east of the Euphrates River.

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