PREFERRED TERM
Abdullah Ocalan  
DEFINITION
  • Abdullah Ocalan, the leader of the left-wing guerrilla unit known as the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), was born in 1948 in southeastern Turkey, near the Syrian border. He is generally considered to be the strongest advocate and fighter for Kurdish sovereignty and has been labeled a hero by some Kurds, a terrorist by most international intelligence sources, and a “baby killer” by the Turkish government. [Source: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism; Ocalan, Abdullah (1948–)]
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https://concepts.sagepub.com/social-science/concept/Abdullah_Ocalan
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