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    In Your Opinion is the PKK a Terrorist Organization?

    In Your Opinion is the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) a Terrorist Organization?
    They are one of the strongest Kurdish organizations (militarily speaking) fighting against ISIS. They have signed a cease fire with Turkey. Many claim they are only designated a terrorist organization because they want a Kurdish state in parts of Turkey (Turkey being a major US ally). The have fought to save Yazidi lives. They are generally popular among Kurds. So: In Your Opinion is the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) a Terrorist Organization?


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    Re: In Your Opinion is the PKK a Terrorist Organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    In Your Opinion is the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) a Terrorist Organization?
    They are one of the strongest Kurdish organizations (militarily speaking) fighting against ISIS. They have signed a cease fire with Turkey. Many claim they are only designated a terrorist organization because they want a Kurdish state in parts of Turkey (Turkey being a major US ally). The have fought to save Yazidi lives. They are generally popular among Kurds. So: In Your Opinion is the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) a Terrorist Organization?
    Yes it is.

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    Re: In Your Opinion is the PKK a Terrorist Organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    In Your Opinion is the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) a Terrorist Organization?
    They are one of the strongest Kurdish organizations (militarily speaking) fighting against ISIS. They have signed a cease fire with Turkey. Many claim they are only designated a terrorist organization because they want a Kurdish state in parts of Turkey (Turkey being a major US ally). The have fought to save Yazidi lives. They are generally popular among Kurds. So: In Your Opinion is the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) a Terrorist Organization?
    If you ask the Turks, they definitely would say they are. As for me, I'm not sure. All I do know is that they want their own state and are willing to fight for it, and the only thing stopping them is the threat of Turkey invading them. You know, in someways, this reminds me a lot of Palestine/Israel prior to the Camp David Accords. Though, someone else would have to tell me if that's an accurate comparison.

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    Re: In Your Opinion is the PKK a Terrorist Organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    In Your Opinion is the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) a Terrorist Organization?
    They are one of the strongest Kurdish organizations (militarily speaking) fighting against ISIS. They have signed a cease fire with Turkey. Many claim they are only designated a terrorist organization because they want a Kurdish state in parts of Turkey (Turkey being a major US ally). The have fought to save Yazidi lives. They are generally popular among Kurds. So: In Your Opinion is the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) a Terrorist Organization?
    The PKK is obviously a terrorist organization. They are designated as a terrorist organization because they have killed thousands of people and have a penchant for bombing Turkish cities. However it isn't entirely clear that the PYD is a carbon-copy of the PKK anymore than PJAK is. The intransigence Turkey has shown in this situation in particular are inexcusable.

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    Re: In Your Opinion is the PKK a Terrorist Organization?

    I don't much care. They appear to be the only people in the Middle East willing to stand and fight the ISIS butchers.
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    Re: In Your Opinion is the PKK a Terrorist Organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    The PKK is obviously a terrorist organization. They are designated as a terrorist organization because they have killed thousands of people and have a penchant for bombing Turkish cities. However it isn't entirely clear that the PYD is a carbon-copy of the PKK anymore than PJAK is. The intransigence Turkey has shown in this situation in particular are inexcusable.
    You seem familiar with the situation. Am I correct in drawing the comparison between the PKK/Turkey and Israel/Palestine prior to the Camp David Accords?

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    Re: In Your Opinion is the PKK a Terrorist Organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    You seem familiar with the situation. Am I correct in drawing the comparison between the PKK/Turkey and Israel/Palestine prior to the Camp David Accords?
    More or less, it's a violent separatist organization after-all. If you were going to identify a difference it would be that the PKK has fought the Turkish military more than it's targeted civilian targets which was the opposite of the PLO and similar groups. Though it has frequently targeted civilians.

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    Re: In Your Opinion is the PKK a Terrorist Organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    The PKK is obviously a terrorist organization. They are designated as a terrorist organization because they have killed thousands of people and have a penchant for bombing Turkish cities. However it isn't entirely clear that the PYD is a carbon-copy of the PKK anymore than PJAK is. The intransigence Turkey has shown in this situation in particular are inexcusable.
    i concur...

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    Re: In Your Opinion is the PKK a Terrorist Organization?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    In Your Opinion is the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) a Terrorist Organization?
    They are one of the strongest Kurdish organizations (militarily speaking) fighting against ISIS. They have signed a cease fire with Turkey. Many claim they are only designated a terrorist organization because they want a Kurdish state in parts of Turkey (Turkey being a major US ally). The have fought to save Yazidi lives. They are generally popular among Kurds. So: In Your Opinion is the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) a Terrorist Organization?
    Yes. However, I don't see their terrorism disappearing until Ankara addresses the legitimate concerns of Turkish Kurdistan. The Kurds deserve autonomy or, at the very least, an acknowledgment of their ethnic identity and cultural rights. And if Turkey sides with the Syrian Kurds and expels ISIS from Kobani, the potential of peace with the PKK will increase greatly.

    Also, the ceasefire was officially over when the PKK killed some Turkish policemen for the Turkish government's treatment of Kurdish refugees from Syria a week or so ago.
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    Re: In Your Opinion is the PKK a Terrorist Organization?

    Not to the USA.

    All that they have done is fight for their rights just like people in the USA did a couple of hundred years ago.

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