Kurdistan Workers’ Party
Definition/Scope: Established in 1974 as a Marxist-Leninist insurgent group primarily composed of Turkish Kurds. In recent years has moved beyond rural-based insurgent activities to include urban terrorism. Seeks to establish an independent Kurdish state in southeastern Turkey, where the population is predominantly Kurdish. Also known as Kurdish Freedom Hawks (TAK), AKA Freedom and Democracy Congress of Kurdistan (KADEK), AKA Halu Mesru Savunma Kuvveti (HSK), AKA Kurdistan Freedom and Democracy Congress, AKA Kurdistan People's Congress (KHK), AKA Partiya Karkeran Kurdistan, AKA People's Congress of Kurdistan, AKA The People's Defense Force and AKA Kongra-Gel (KGK/PKK).
Used For:Kurdistan People's Congress
Narrower Terms:Freedom and Democracy Congress of Kurdistan