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Record number 540633
Title The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and Kurdish Political Parties in the 1970s
Author(s) Jongerden, J.P.; Akkaya, A.H.
Source In: Routledge Handbook of the Kurds / Gunter, Michael M., London : Routledge - ISBN 9781138646643 - p. 270 - 282.
Department(s) WASS
Rural Sociology
Publication type Peer reviewed book chapter
Publication year 2018
Abstract The Kurdistan Workers Party (Partîya Karkêren Kurdistan, PKK) was formally established on 26–27 November 1978, announcing its name and existence in July 1979 (Akkaya 2016: 220), but it has often been looked upon as a latecomer in the family tree of parties politicising the Kurdish issue that emerged in the 1970s. In fact, a process of group formation had started years before, as early as 1972–73 (Jongerden and Akkaya 2011). By the time the PKK was established as a party in 1978, it already had a committed cadre with strong convictions. The process of group formation had started in Ankara after the 1971 coup and the elimination of the cadre of the revolutionary left; its organisation was built throughout the Kurdistan region in Turkey from the end of 1975, with the 22 participants at the 1978 founding congress considered delegates, each responsible for a particular region.
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