Partiya Karkeran Kurdistan


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Related to Partiya Karkeran Kurdistan: Kurdistan Workers' Party
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Noun1.Partiya Karkeran Kurdistan - a Marxist-Leninist terrorist group of Kurds trying to establish an independent Kurdish state in eastern Turkey
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Republic of Turkey, Turkey - a Eurasian republic in Asia Minor and the Balkans; on the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in 1918, the Young Turks, led by Kemal Ataturk, established a republic in 1923
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Formally established on November 27, 1978, but with immediate roots dating back several years earlier, the Partiya Karkeran Kurdistan (PKK), or Kurdistan Workers party, led by Abdullah (Apo) Ocalan long labored in relative obscurity as far as the United States was concerned.