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Turkey Gov vs Kurdistan Guerilla (PPK)

Years: 1984-2015
Battle deaths: 27,450 [1]
Onesided violence: 1,201 [2]

Nation(s) involved and/or conflict territory [note]
Turkey

Published prior to 2013 | Altered: 2016-07-08 18:00:32
UCDP: "On Abdullah Öcalan’s initiative, the PKK was founded in 1974 as a Marxist-Leninist group with the goal of establishing an independent and democratic Kurdish state. PKK is an acronym for Partiya Karkari Kurdistan, which translates to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party. During his time as a student in Ankara, Abdullah Öcalan’s involvement with leftist groups, such as the Devrimci Genc, provided him with an ideological framework within which Kurdish resentment against the Turkish and Kurdish ruling classes could be accommodated."

Source: Uppsala Conflict Data Program (Date of retrieval: 2012) UCDP Conflict Encyclopedia, Uppsala University

SOURCES: FATALITY DATA

Data Sources

[1] Battle deaths: PRIO Battle Deaths Dataset v3.0 (link) (1946-88) UCDP Battle-Related Deaths Dataset v.5-2015 (link) (1989-2014) ID: #159
Low: 26,666 High: 32,603

[2] UCDP One-sided Violence Dataset v 1.4-2015 (1989-2014) (link) including actors: PKK
Low: 1,190 High: 2,567

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NOTE ON NATION DATA

NOTE! Nation data for this war may be inconlusive or incomplete. In most cases it reflects which nations were involved with troops in this war, but in some it may instead reflect the contested territory.

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