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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Dutch anthropologist Martin van Bruinessen, who has released a number of publications on the Kurdish issue and Kurdistan, mentions the PKK killings in one of his earlier articles,"Between Guerrilla War and Political Murder: The Workers' Party of Kurdistan." He writes, "Much of the brutal violence and political murders for which the PKK has become notorious stems from a competition for leadership within the party, and from the tendency to put party discipline and unquestioning obedience above all else.
The Pervomaiskiy district court of Bishkek on Wednesday named a number of international groups as terrorist organizations, reported press service of the National Security State Committee.The following organizations have been named terrorist organizations: People's Congress of Kurdistan, Workers' Party of Kurdistan; Jihad Group also called as Jamaat al Jihad, Islamic Jihad Group, Islamic Jihad - Mojaheds' Jamaat, Mojaheds' Jamaat of Central Asia.The court named Turkestan's Libertation Organization, Eastern Turkestan Islamic Party (Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan) as terrorist organziations.

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