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 International Week of the Disappeared pays tribute to the victims of enforced disappearances and their families around the world. In Turkey, a human rights group has turned to art to mark the occasion. Over the decades, hundreds of people have disappeared in Turkey, particularly during the war Ankara waged against Kurdish separatists during the 1990s. Dorian Jones reports from Istanbul.
Tens of thousands of people have been fired from their state jobs in a security crackdown targeting alleged PKK supporters in Turkey's predominantly Kurdish southeast. For many that means a radical career change. Dorian Jones reports from Diyarbakir, Turkey.