The PKK and other Kurdish organisations: a crash course

Turkey’s decades-long battle with the PKK and the Kurdish people’s struggle for recognition in four countries across Mesopotamia has created a lot of initials. Roll your mouse or tap below to unpack a few.

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This chart is by no means comprehensive and a work in progress. Feedback and suggestions welcome.
Last updated: 20 March 2016
  1. You remember that great chronological info graphic you did for Turkish political parties, think this might be better explained like that. Also missing YDG-H which has now transformed into YPS and YPS-J. And need to link YPG under PYD that would “sit under” KCK and PYD’s formation in 2003 was decided at KCK board level.

  2. A group named “Turkish Hezbollah” is Kurdish-Islamic organisation against PKK. Can you please add this to your chart?

  3. IiXrq5 You ave made some decent points there. I checked on the internet for additional information about the issue and found most people will go along with your views on this site.

  4. Im grateful for the post. Great.

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