Which group has fought for Kurdish autonomy in Turkey for three decades?

Which group has fought for Kurdish autonomy in Turkey for three decades?

the Kurdistan Workers’ Party
Turkey wants to push back from its border members of a Syrian Kurdish militia called the People’s Protection Units (YPG). Turkish leaders view the YPG as a terrorist organisation. They say it is an extension of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which has fought for Kurdish autonomy in Turkey for decades.

What type of Islam do Kurds practice?

Nearly all Iraqi Kurds consider themselves Sunni Muslims. In our survey, 98% of Kurds in Iraq identified themselves as Sunnis and only 2% identified as Shias. (A small minority of Iraqi Kurds, including Yazidis, are not Muslims.)

Do Kurds in Turkey want independence?

According to a state-sponsored Turkish opinion poll, 59% of self-identified Kurds in Turkey think that Kurds in Turkey do not seek a separate state (while 71.3% of self-identified Turks think they do).

Are Kurds Medes?

Their native tongue is Indo European and it is believed that they are related to the ancient Medes who established an empire in 612 B.C.E. the date that the Kurds claim for their founding. Nevertheless, their culture was dominant in Persia until Alexander the Great conquered the Empire in 331 B.C.E.

How many Kurds have been killed by Turkey?

According to the International Crisis Group, 4,226 people, including 465 civilians, were killed in Turkey between July 2015 and December 2018, including Kurdish lawyer Tahir Elçi….Kurdish–Turkish conflict (2015–present)

Date 24 July 2015 – present (6 years and 6 days)
Status Ongoing

What did Iraq do to the Kurds?

During the Anfal campaign the Iraqi military attacked about 250 Kurdish villages with chemical weapons and destroyed Kurdish 4500 villages and evicted its inhabitants. The campaign culminated in the Halabja massacre in March 1988.

Why does Turkey not want a Kurdish state?

Turkey and the United States consider it to be a terrorist organization. Turkey sees Kurdish control of an area so close to its border as a major security threat, and fears that the area could become a haven for dissidents fleeing Turkey — or a springboard for insurgents plotting attacks on Turkish territory.

Why can’t The Kurds have their own country?

Why don’t they have a country? After the Ottoman Empire was defeated in World War I, victorious Western powers agreed in the 1920 Treaty of Sèvres to create a Kurdish state. All the nations where Kurds now live are opposed to granting them a homeland or true autonomy — particularly Turkey.

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