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For questions you're too embarrassed to ask, here's the basics on the army taking on IS in Iraq. Meet the PKK!

superhero this year. Meet the PKK! Who are they? The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is a Kurdish political party formed in 1978 that fought the Turkish government ... this summer, notably when it helped protect fleeing minority Yazidis from Mount Sinjar in August. The PKK ...

Editor's Choice - 06/09/2014 - 06:00 - comment 0

PKK leader accuses Turkey of collaborating with IS

A PKK leader accused Turkey's government ... A leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has accused the Turkish government of collaborating ... News, Iraq, Syria, Turkey) A leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has accused the Turkish ...

22/09/2014 - 13:51 - comment 0

Women wade in to the head-lopping battlefield! Female PKK fighters take on the Islamic State?

the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), joined forces with the Peshmerga to fight IS. Is it true to say, one ... alongside guerrillas from the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK. Within the official forces, the battle ... to flee their own country because of their allegiance to the PKK, which Turkey – like the US, EU and Nato ...

07/09/2014 - 11:33 - comment 0

Turkish soldiers released after Kurdish politicians' intervention

Members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) released ... Members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) released four Turkish soldiers Monday morning, according ... sergeants, were kidnapped Sunday by the PKK militants who established a makeshift checkpoint in Diyarbakir ...

09/12/2013 - 09:14 - comment 0

PKK debates ceasefire after Turkey extends "right" to conduct strikes against Kurds in Iraq

mandate may undermine Turkey's ceasefire withe the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK ... to use air aids against the Kurdistan Worker's Party's (PKK) bases in northern Iraq . The PKK, who has led a bloody 29-year campaign for Kurdish autonomy, is considered a terrorist organization ...

11/10/2013 - 07:08 - comment 0

Turkish police disperse protests

by supporters of the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). Wednesday’s clashes occurred ... The demonstrators were demanding the release of jailed PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan. Ocalan, who was captured ... prison on charges of leading the PKK in its armed campaign against Ankara. The protest came ...

05/06/2014 - 07:17 - comment 0

Kurdish protester killed in Turkey by security forces

Workers’ Party (PKK). Korkmoz was among the members who carried out the first PKK attacks against ... in the country’s political circles. The clashes took place a day after Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed PKK leader, ... the PKK’s decades-long war with the Turkish government is coming to an end. The PKK has been fighting ...

19/08/2014 - 11:43 - comment 0

Turkey vows to attack PKK inside Syria as Damascus downplays defections

the regime in Damascus of having "given" several areas of northern Syria to the Kurdish PKK ... in Damascus of having "given" several areas of northern Syria to the Kurdish PKK organization ... referring to the rebel Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), fighting against Ankara since 1984. Asked about ...

26/07/2012 - 11:19 - comment 0

Kurdish separatist organization in Turkey names new leader

The Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK), a nationalist ... as the group’s new leader The Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK), a nationalist group ... the PKK and the Turkish government, reported AFP. Bayik will replace moderate Murat Karayilan, who ...

12/07/2013 - 07:43 - comment 0

Leader: Israel Training PKK

separatist organization An unnamed PKK leader has told a Turkish newspaper that Israeli soldiers have visited PKK training camps in the Kandil Mountains area to train members to use ... officers have trained the PKK, a Kurdish separatist organization that has led an armed resistance against ...

23/06/2010 - 14:36 - comments 4