Turkey - PKK

Kurdish Separatist group active in Turkey. Also known as the KGK. See summary

Recent articles:

rt.com Turkey may launch ground op against Kurds in Iraq if feels threatened – minister 10/25
af.reuters.com Turkey could carry out ground operations against PKK in Iraq - foreign minister 10/25
today.az 4 PKK terrorists killed in Turkey 10/25
dw.com Blast in Antalya shakes commercial center 10/25
dw.com Blast in Antalya shakes commercial center 10/25
rferl.org Turkey Does Not Rule Out Ground Operation In Iraq 10/25
reuters.com Police officer killed, 10 people wounded in bomb in east Turkey: sources 10/23
today.az 1 police martyred in PKK attack in eastern Turkey 10/23
dnaindia.com Car bomb in Turkey kills one, injures 10 10/23
aina.org Turkey Says It's Ready To 'Take Measures' In Northern Iraq 10/23
aljazeera.com Police officers killed in blast in Turkey's Bingol 10/23
globalsecurity.org Bomb attack kills 2 police officers in eastern Turkey 10/23
today.az Erdogan repeats call for 'terror-free zone' in Syria 10/23
rferl.org Turkey Says It's Ready To 'Take Measures' In Northern Iraq 10/22
globalsecurity.org 33 PKK militants killed in Turkish army airstrike, clashes with police 10/22
reuters.com Turkish military says it killed 18 Kurdish militants in Iraq and southeast 10/21
aina.org Turkey and Iraq Negotiate Agreement on Turkish Troops in Bashiqa 10/21
economist.com The other Kurdish insurgents : Turkey’s Kurds are caught between an... 10/21
rferl.org Turkish Army Says It Killed 18 Kurdish Militants In Southeast Turkey, North Iraq 10/21
usatoday.com Turkish media: Strikes kill up to 200 Kurdish militants in Syria 10/20
rferl.org Turkish Warplanes Strike Kurdish Fighters In Northern Syria 10/20
globalsecurity.org Turkey Bombs US Kurdish Allies in Northern Syria 10/20
cnn.com Turkey kills as many as 200 Kurds 10/20
globalsecurity.org Turkish jets kill scores of Syrian Kurdish militants 10/20
aina.org After Mosul: Securing the Future of Iraq's Assyrians 10/19
reuters.com Turkish capital bans public meetings due to militant attack fears 10/18
today.az Soldier martyred in PKK attack in Hakkari, SE Turkey 10/17
foxnews.com 25 detained following attack in Turkish resort town 10/15
aljazeera.com Death penalty 'not on the agenda' in Turkey 10/15
stripes.com Turkey: 3 killed, 12 wounded in separate PKK attacks 10/14
nzherald.co.nz Turkey: 12 soldiers hurt in separate PKK attacks 10/14
reuters.com Three Turkish soldiers killed by roadside bomb in Kurdish southeast: sources 10/14
aina.org What's Behind Turkish Deployment of Forces to Northern Iraq 10/14
zeenews.india.com Rocket attack in Turkey`s Antalya region, no casualties 10/14
aina.org Turkey Stages Military Buildup on Iraqi Border 10/13
stripes.com Turkey slams Clinton for hinting support to Syrian Kurds 10/11
aljazeera.com Turkish ruling party official shot dead 10/11
app.com.pk Khawaja Asif meets Turkish PM 10/11
today.az IRGC disbands terrorist group in western Iran 10/11
debka.com Another Turkish official assassinated in Southeast 10/11
globalsecurity.org Turkish PM Worried by Clinton's Remarks on Arming Kurds in Syria, Iraq 10/11
stripes.com PKK claims attack on Turkish ruling party official 10/11
rferl.org Kurdish Militants Claim Killing Of Turkish Ruling Party Official 10/11
foxnews.com Turkish ruling party official killed in attack 10/11
globalsecurity.org IRGC disbands terrorist gang in northwestern Iran 10/11
tribune.com.pk Car bomb attack kills 6 soldiers in southeast Turkey: sources 10/09
dnaindia.com Turkey: Car bomb outside military checkpoint kills nine soldiers, injures 11 10/09
dnaindia.com Car bomb attack kills six soldiers in southeast Turkey 10/09
foxnews.com 8 soldiers killed in PKK car bomb in southeast Turkey 10/09
reuters.com Car bomb attack kills nine soldiers in southeast Turkey: sources 10/09
today.az 8 PKK terrorists killed in Turkey's southeast 10/09
nzherald.co.nz Turkey's state-run news agency: PKK detonates car bomb at a military station in southeastern province of Hakkari. 10/09
dailytimes.com.pk Car bomb attack kills 6 soldiers in southeast Turkey: sources 10/09
bbc.co.uk Turkey-PKK conflict: Checkpoint car bomb kills 18 10/09
today.az Explosion in Turkey: 17 dead [UPDATE] 10/09
nytimes.com Bomb Kills at Least 18 Near Military Checkpoint in Turkey 10/09
dailytimes.com.pk Eight Turkish soldiers killed in car bombing: report 10/09
france24.com Deadly car bomb attack targets soldiers in southeast Turkey 10/09
monitor.co.ug Nine Turkish soldiers killed in car bombing 10/09
euronews.com Deadly truck bombing in Turkey at military outpost 10/09
voanews.com 18 People Killed in Car Bomb Attack in Southeastern Turkey 10/09
rferl.org Car Bomb Attack In Southeast Turkey Kills 18 10/09
stripes.com 18 killed in PKK car bomb in southeast Turkey; 27 wounded 10/09
aljazeera.com Turkey: Two bombers blow themselves up after standoff 10/08
dailytimes.com.pk Two militants kill themselves after Turkish police call to surrender 10/08
rferl.org Turkish Police Said To Foil Car Bombing; Both Attackers Killed 10/08
dw.com PKK blamed for foiled Ankara bombing 10/08
dw.com PKK blamed for foiled Ankara bombing 10/08
debka.com Two suicide bombers blow themselves up near Ankara 10/08
foxnews.com Turkey suicide bombers blow themselves up after being stopped by police 10/08
bbc.co.uk Turkey suicide bombers killed near Ankara after police 'tip off' 10/08
hosted.ap.org 2 bombers, stopped by police, blew themselves up in Turkey 10/08
dnaindia.com Turkey: Two militants kill themselves in standoff with Turkish police near Ankara 10/08
voanews.com 2 Suicide Bombers Kill Only Themselves During Police Operation in Turkey 10/08
euronews.com Suicide bombers killed in a Turkish police operation near Ankara 10/08
allafrica.com Nigeria: Two Suspects Blow Themselves Up During Ankara Police Operation 10/08
tamilguardian.com Turkey accuses PKK of attempted car bombing 10/08
monitor.co.ug Two suspects blow themselves up during Ankara police operation: state media 10/08
today.az Turkish military presence in Bashiqa 'to continue': PM 10/07
today.az Soldier martyred in PKK attack in eastern Turkey 10/07
tribune.com.pk Ex-007 Pierce Brosnan shakes and stirs with Indian pan ad 10/07
voanews.com Turkish Police Arrest Suspected Istanbul Bomber 10/07
stripes.com Turkey detains 6 people in connection to motorcycle bombing 10/07
reuters.com Turkish police capture PKK militant suspected over Istanbul bombing: Anadolu 10/07
dw.com Turkey has Kurdish TV channel shut down 10/07
aina.org EU Report Expresses Concerns Over Increasing Violence Against Kurds in Turkey 10/07
foxnews.com At least 5 hurt in suspected motorcycle bombing near Istanbul airport 10/06
huffingtonpost.com 'Motorcycle Bomb' Explodes Near Police Station In Istanbul 10/06
stripes.com 10 hurt in bomb attack near Istanbul police station 10/06
voanews.com Suspected Car Bomb Injures 1 Near Istanbul Airport 10/06
dw.com Bomb hidden in motorbike injures 10 in Istanbul 10/06
today.az PKK rocket attack in southeast Turkey, 2 dead 10/05
cnn.com Turkish TV station forced off the air 10/04
cnn.com Turkey: 12,800 police officers suspended 10/04
nzherald.co.nz Turkey detains 5 Kurds allegedly planning car bombings 10/04
france24.com Turkey opposition slams 'witch hunt' as thousands of teachers sacked 10/03
foxnews.com 15 killed in violence in southeast Turkey 10/03
dw.com Erdogan's suspension of teachers has consequences 10/03
globalsecurity.org 20 PKK militants killed in clashes with Turkish forces in southeast 10/03
reuters.com Fighting in Turkey's Kurdish southeast kills 20 militants, two soldiers: sources 10/03


Kurdistan is a term used to describe areas traditionally inhabited by members of the Kurdish ethnic group in eastern Turkey, northern Iraq, northwestern Iran, and northern Syria. The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), now known as the People's Congress of Kurdistan or Kongra-Gel (KGK) was formed on November 27, 1978, with the stated goals of claiming rights for the Kurdish minority and independence from Turkey. The group began an armed insurgency in 1984. It is considered a terrorist organization by the US Department of State.

In 1999, when its leader Abdullah Ocalan was captured, the PKK said it would proceed with peaceful tactics. In 2004, the group declared an end to the ceasefire.

Recently, Iran has been conducting military operations against the Iranian wing of the PKK, the PJAK. Syria, however, has been accused of harboring and supporting PKK members, which may be linked to deteriorated relations between the two countries following Turkey's criticism of Syria's response to internal dissent.