Turkish Hizballah


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Noun1.Turkish Hizballah - an ethnic Kurdish group of Sunni extremists formed in the late 1980s in southeastern Turkey; seeks to replace Turkey's secular regime with an Islamic state and strict shariah law; responsible for bombings and the torture and murder of Turkish and Kurdish journalists and businessmen; receives support from Iran
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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See Bulent Aras and Gokhan Bacik, "The Mystery of Turkish Hizballah," Middle East Policy, Vol.
In 2000, Turkish authorities disrupted the terrorist activities of Turkish Hizballah and arrested members of the group who were trained by Iran.
(22.) For a detailed account on Turkish Hizballah's Iranian connections, see Rusen Cakir, Derin Hizballah, and Istanbul: Metis, 2001.
In the case of the Turkish Hizballah, for example, terrorist activity has been widespread and systematic, involving more than a thousand operations and the killing of hundreds of people.
Even the name of the dead terrorist was not yet known or was not revealed; furthermore, no one was sure that the three terrorists were really members of the Turkish Hizballah or any other known terrorist organization.

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