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