TITLE

Kurdistan Workers Party

PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
Activist Groups & Political Organizations;1/14/2011, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents information on the Kurdistan Workers Party, also known as the Partiya Karkeran Kurdistan (PKK), which was founded in 1974. The goal of the group was to establish an independent state for the Kurdish nation. Leader Abdullah Ocalan was arrested in 1999. PKK organized an armed wing to gain control of southeastern Turkey in 1982.
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19131196

 

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