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• What is the Kurdistan Workers’ Party?
A Marxist separatist group that until recently sought to create an independent Kurdish state in southeastern Turkey and parts of neighboring countries inhabited by Kurds. (It’s known as the PKK after its Kurdish name, Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan.) During a rebellion that began in the mid-1980s and claimed some 35,000 lives, the group used guerrilla warfare and terrorism, including kidnappings of foreign tourists in Turkey, suicide bombings, and attacks on Turkish diplomatic offices in Europe. The PKK has also repeatedly attacked civilians who refuse to assist it.
A crushing Turkish military crackdown and the February 1999 capture of the PKK’s leader, Abdullah Ocalan, have led the group’s 5,000 fighters to withdraw to northernIraq and its leadership to renounce armed struggle and reconstitute itself as a political party. But the Turkish government, which does not recognize its Kurdish minority as distinct from other Turks, continues to regard the PKK as a terrorist group. The United States—one of Turkey’s NATO allies—lists the PKK as a foreign terrorist organization.
They got their Money to fight from drug trade. Most of the drug traffic from middle east and Afganistan to Europe and America is managed by PKK. They kill not only Turkish people but also western children.
What kinds of attacks has the PKK undertaken?
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1) you should remove white cells from prisons.
2) you should stop the occupation of Cyprus.
3) you should stop threatening Greece at every chance.
4) you should stop stoning-to-death young innocent girls.
5) you should stop the military from sizing control at each opportunity.
6) you should recognize the Armenian slaughtering.
Originally posted by turkish_boydont forget in 1919 Greece tried to occupy Turkish Land.
He is being tried for telling a Swiss newspaper in February that "30,000 Kurds and one million Armenians were killed in these lands, and nobody but me dares talk about it".
Recent Turkish history has been dominated by the Turkish state's failed experiment in maintaining security through repression. Successive governments have made some progress towards establishing parliamentary democracy and fundamental freedoms, but national security -- internal as well as external -- has consistently been left to the discretion of the security forces. They have treated international human rights standards and Turkish law with equal disdain.
As a result, the human rights picture in Turkey is bleak. Torture or ill-treatment have long been routinely inflicted on people detained for common criminal offences as well as on political charges. "Disappearance" and extrajudicial execution are new patterns of violation which appeared in the early 1990s and have since claimed hundreds of lives. Turkish citizens do not enjoy true freedom of expression. During the past six years scores of prisoners of conscience have served terms of imprisonment for expressing their non-violent opinions. Hundreds more, including writers and artists, are being tried in State Security Courts and threatened with imprisonment because they dared to express their political views.
In 2005, lawyers of two Turkish professional associations brought criminal charges against Pamuk  after the author made a statement regarding the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1917 and the massacre of 30,000 Kurds in Anatolia. The charges were dropped on 22 January 2006.
I have an Armenian friend, she has to flee because of the violence against her people.
Good thing Turkey didn't succumb to the same European colonial aspirations that much of the rest of the Middle East fell too a
Almost every signle member state fortunately doesn't want them to become.
Originally posted by Jamuhn
The Kurds are not even united and are divided along many boundaries. Plus, there a thousands of other ethnicities that do not have a homeland. Why should they be granted a homeland?
1. What are white cells?
2. Much of Cyprus is Turkish first.
Second, I can name a few other Western countries who occupy other places.
3. Greece is threatening Turkey too.
C'mon, this isn't one-sided. There is a territorial dispute between both countries.
4. The Turkish government is not stoning young girls.
5. The last time the government seized control was back in 1980. But, generally I agree the military has too much power even today.
6. I agree. Yet, again, people blow the extense of this out of proportion. Plus, this occurred under the Ottoman empire, not the Turkish Republic.
All in all, I do not see what your criticisms of Turkey have to do with the PKK using terror to meet their goals.
As well, most of the Western countries that you are trying compare to Turkey have their own problems no less serious than these.
Back to what the thread is really about...terrorism. I agree that the PKK are terrorists. They even terrorize other Kurds in Turkey to meet their goals. I don't think many people doubt that they are a terrorist group.
we want 2 equal communities in Cyprus.
and dont forget in 1919 Greece tried to occupy Turkish Land. we had a great victory over them and never mention it.
Kurds dont deserve any home land if so why dont your country give them some land to settle a country? Why should we? They are Just baby killers, if you support terrorists one day they will shoot you. and believe me in the future they are going to be a problem for rest of the world, if we cant stop those baby killers.
Originally posted by masterp
It is simple: PKK is no more terrorist than, let's say, IRA.
Anyone fighting a war of liberation is labelled a terrorist!
there are so immature people that say that other people do not deserve a home!
It is the ideal place for a Kurdish state.
can you tell me where are you from?
what is your nationality?
Originally posted by turkish_boy
TURKs are not that kind of people.