ANALYSING THE NEW TACTICS AND STRATEGIES OF PKK IN TURKEY? DO TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS COPY EACH OTHER?

  • Zeynep Ece Unsal
  • Ivica Simonovski

Abstract

Terrorism is basically defined as a kind of “political violence” however


its very contentious concept so that there is still no single definition that


is accepted by all around the world. The PKK (Partiya Karkerên


Kurdistanê/ Kurdish Workers Party), which was established at the end of


1970s and carried out its first action in 1984, has undergone many


changes since its inception, is defined as a terrorist organization by many


international organisation and states. The organization had affected by


the changes in the world conjuncture, is now regarded as both a Marxist-


Leninist and an ethnic-separatist terrorist activity. During that transition


process of world, the tactics and strategies of the PKK have also changed.


The PKK, which had set out for the aim of an independent Kurdish state,


has been talking about an autonomous federal Kurdish region today. At


the same time, the PKK, which originally fought with security forces with


tactics of rural-guerrilla warfare, has now turned its tactics to the city


wars and has attacked the security forces that have no defence capabilities


(unarmed) or civilians especially by using its proxy organisation TAK.

Published
May 21, 2019
How to Cite
UNSAL, Zeynep Ece; SIMONOVSKI, Ivica. ANALYSING THE NEW TACTICS AND STRATEGIES OF PKK IN TURKEY? DO TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS COPY EACH OTHER?. Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference "Social Changes in the Global World", [S.l.], v. 1, n. 5, p. 219-233, may 2019. Available at: <http://js.ugd.edu.mk/index.php/scgw/article/view/2932>. Date accessed: 15 aug. 2020.