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PKK [Kurdistan Workers Party]


The Kurdistan Workers Party ( PKK):


  • founded in 1974 by Abdullah Ocalan
  • Marxist-Leninist separatist organization
  • took up arms against Turkey in 1984; more than 40,000 people have been killed since
  • most of the violence has been in Turkey's southeast
  • listed as a terrorist group by Turkey, the US and EU
  • has declared several short lived cease-fires
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