After the military coup in Turkey in 1980, the Kurdish freedom movement had to decide: Either - like many left-wing groups - to be liquidated or to decide for the resistance. It is well known that the latter was chosen.After years of prison resistance, which had a lasting effect on the Kurdish population and the future of the PKK, "the first shot" was fired on August 15, 1984. This date is regarded as the birth of the guerrillas and the beginning of the PKK's liberation offensive. A broad popular movement quickly developed. Many joined the guerrillas with the aim of ending colonial oppression.Many years have passed since then. Several times the PKK has offered a...

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