Kurdistan Workers Party

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Kurdistan Workers Party a Marxist-Leninist terrorist group of Kurds trying to establish an independent Kurdish state in eastern Turkey
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Usage


In news:

In recent weeks, there has been an uptick in Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) attacks in Turkey, and, if Turkish press reports are to be believed, several dozen Turks have lost their lives.
Syrian Kurds demonstrators hold portraits of jailed Kurdistan Workers Party leader Ocalan during a protest in Derik.
A Kurdish man holds up a flag of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) during Noruz spring festival in the Lebanese capital Beirut on March 21, 2012.
Kurdish women hold pictures of jailed journalists in Istanbul on Sept 10, during the start of the trial of 44 journalists with suspected links to rebels from the Kurdistan Workers' Party.
Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party, has been in talks with Turkish officials to end the ongoing conflict.
It said violence between the state and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants has reached levels not seen since the 1990s, leading to the deaths of at least 870 people since June 2011.
Hundreds of Kurdish inmates in Turkish prisons had been on a hunger strike for more than two months until a controversial leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party called for the strike to end.
With a wave of audacious attacks in recent months, the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) is reemerging as an increasingly organized resistance that is now in the midst of its bloodiest campaign since the worst days of the conflict in the 1990s.
The PKK ( Kurdistan Workers' Party) has waged a guerrilla campaign in south-east Turkey for the establishment of an ethnic homeland for the Kurdish people.
It is also the Syrian offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, a pan- Kurdish nationalist movement better known internationally for the guerilla war it has fought for nearly three decades against the government of neighboring Turkey.
Turkey periodically carries out artillery and air strikes on suspected militant bases in northern Iraq, which the separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party uses as a platform for attacks on Turkish targets.
The United States has long designated the Kurdistan Workers Party (better known by its Kurdish acronym, the PKK) a terrorist group.
The government denied asylum to Nuriye Kespir, a leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party who is wanted in Turkey to answer terrorism accusations.
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