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Topic - Kurdistan Workers Party
is a Kurdish militant organization which has since 1984 been fighting an armed struggle against the Turkish state for an autonomous Kurdistan and greater cultural and political rights for the Kurds in Turkey. The group was founded on 27 November 1978 and was led by Abdullah Öcalan. The PKK's ideology was originally a fusion of revolutionary socialism and Kurdish nationalism - although since his imprisonment, Ocalan has abandoned orthodox Marxism. - Source: Wikipedia
Three Kurdish women, including one of the founders of a militant group battling Turkish troops since 1984, were "executed" at a Kurdish center in Paris, the interior minister said Thursday. The news prompted angry crowds of Kurds to flood into the area.
Syrian troops backed by tanks and helicopters broke into a Damascus suburb Thursday. The action followed two days of shelling and intense clashes as part of a widening offensive by President Bashar Assad to seize control of parts of the capital and surrounding areas from rebel fighters, activists said.
Turkey's security forces have killed as many as 115 Kurdish rebels during a major security offensive over the past two weeks, the country's interior minister said Sunday.
I join the Federation of Turkish American Associations (FTAA) and the U.S. Turkic Network (USTN) in expressing outrage and condemnation of the continually brutal acts by the Kongra-Gel (formerly Kurdistan Workers' Party, PKK and KADEK) terrorist organization.