Kurdistan Workers Party


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Noun1.Kurdistan Workers Party - 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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Three members of the Turkish Armed Forces were killed during clashes with the Kurdish-led Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, the Turkish Defense Ministry reported.
Turkey blamed the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which it considered a terrorist group, for provoking the protests.
23 (Petra)-- he Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, will withdraw from the town of Sinjar in northern Iraq on Friday, it said in a statement.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Deputy Interior Minister Hossein Zolfaqari extended his condolences over the death of 8 Turkish soldiers in the recent Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) attack, stressing the country's preparedness to boost anti-terrorism cooperation with Ankara.
"The Kurdistan Regional Government delegation headed by Prime Minister Nechervan Barzani and Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani will visit the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), the Kurdistan Communist Party (KDP) and Kurdistan Workers Party (KDP)," said Samir Hawrami, media adviser to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).
The term 'separatist terrorist organisation' is used by Turkey to describe Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants.
In addition, 27 people, including 11 soldiers were wounded in the blast, which Turkey suspects is the handiwork of militants belonging to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
GLOBE PHOTO By Gazi Hassan Last week, one of the leaders of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), Duran Kalkan, on (Med News) channel, called for dividing the Kurdistan Region into several pieces; shed crocodile tears for Ezidie Kurds; and attacked a certain official political party.
Summary: Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) has given government until Wednesday to show it is serious about peace.
The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) chief told a news conference in the group's mountainous stronghold of Qandil in northern Iraq that the pullout would begin on May 8.
BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: The situation in Syria would complicate the Turkish problem with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has escalated its attacks recently, according to Andrew Finkel in his article in the New York Times.
This in-depth study of the efficacy of specific anti-terrorism policies examines the efforts of the Turkish government to deal with political and military threats from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), and explores how particular strategies effect the types and frequency of violent attacks.