The PKK is a militant Kurdish organization operating mainly in Turkey. In the 1980s it started an armed struggle for cultural and self-determination.
The left-wing militant organization was founded in 1978 in Turkey by a group of students around Abdullah Ocalan, who has been improsoned since1999. The Kurds make up over 20% of the Turkish Population and have been repressed for decades. Here you find an automatic compilation of DW Content referring to the PKK.
The White House lobbed strong words of warning at its NATO ally over Andrew Brunson, but the Turkish government showed it could play ball, too. Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government said that "no one dictates to Turkey."
A Turkish court has handed jailed journalist Ahmet Altan an additional six-year sentence for an article he wrote on the PKK. Altan already received a life sentence this month for his suspected role in the attempted coup.
Turkish President Erdogan has insisted in an interview that Turkey should still join the EU. The comments came despite mounting pressure against the Turkish leader's human rights record and his intervention in Syria.