The Kurdish problem

Amikam Nachmani

in Turkey: Facing a New Millennium

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print July 2003 | ISBN: 9780719063701
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700389 | DOI:
The Kurdish problem

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This chapter focuses on the Kurdish problem and the victory Turkey gained over the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), describing the guerrilla and terror campaigns launched by the PKK after 1984 that forced the Turkish government to declare a state of emergency. It discusses the capture of PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan in February 1999 and the organisation's declaration of a unilateral, no preconditions ceasefire in February 2000, and explains that Turkey was able to deal with domestic problems after external circumstances became more favourable.

Keywords: Kurdish problem; Kurdistan Workers' Party; guerrilla campaigns; terror campaigns; state of emergency; Abdullah Ocalan; ceasefire

Chapter.  11405 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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