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PKK´s Involvement in Drug Trafficking

PKK´s Involvement in Drug Trafficking The 1992 annual report of the United States Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement, entitled "The International Narcotics Control Strategy" (INCS) proposes that the European drug cartel is controlled by PKK members. Likewise, the 1996 INCS report underlines the fact that the terrorist PKK uses heroin production [...]

PKK´s Involvement in Drug Trafficking2019-05-30T00:13:41-04:00

Is There a “Kurdish Question” in Turkey?

As the first melting pot and encounter point of many different civilizations and cultures, present-day Turkey contains a multitude of ethnic, religious and cultural elements. Turkey is proud of its great heritage. This centuries-long shared way of life is perfectly second-nature for the people of Turkey. Yet, different ethnic identities, including the Kurdish, are acknowledged and [...]

Is There a “Kurdish Question” in Turkey?2019-01-07T00:10:35-05:00

What is PKK?

Established in 1978, PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) started its armed struggle in 1984 after a preparatory period of numerous murders and attacks, with the objective of the establishment, through armed struggle, of an independent Kurdistan within Turkey ’s borders. Since 1984, PKK’s terrorist activities resulted in the death of more than 30.000 Turkish citizens, among whom [...]

What is PKK?2019-01-07T00:36:32-05:00

Who is Abdullah Ocalan?

By Michael Radu Foreign Policy Research Institute November 16, 1998 On November 13, the Italian police arrested Abdullah Ocalan, founder and leader of the Kurdish Worker’s Party (PKK) at Rome’s airport. He had just arrived from Moscow with a false passport and, upon arrest, asked for political asylum. Coming at a time when British authorities are [...]

Who is Abdullah Ocalan?2019-01-07T00:19:03-05:00

Is the Use of Kurdish Banned in Turkey?

Contrary to the allegations of some biased quarters, there is no restriction on the use of languages in Turkey. Presently, there are many private radio-TV stations broadcasting and numerous books and journals published both in Turkish and in various dialects of "Kurdish" throughout the country. It should be mentioned here that "Kurdish" can be hardly depicted [...]

Is the Use of Kurdish Banned in Turkey?2019-05-30T00:13:35-04:00

Comments on PKK Arguments

Argument: “In Turkey, there are two national communities, the Turkish and Kurdish peoples” Fact: Turkish democracy is not based on ‘ethnic nationalism’. Turkish people’ refers to all the citizens of the Republic of Turkey, regardless of their ethnic roots, and is an expression of existence as equal individuals. Ethnic roots remain a private matter for individuals. [...]

Comments on PKK Arguments2019-01-07T00:18:25-05:00
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