Is The PKK A Terrorist Group?

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When talking about the PKK, two descriptions almost always come up: terrorist group or freedom fighters. So, which one are they?

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Blood And Belief: The PKK And The Kurdish Fight For Independence
https://masoudmanaf.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/blood-and-independence.pdf
“This book is based on extensive interviews with former members of the Turkish Kurdish rebel group the PKK.”

A U.S.-designated terrorist group is saving Yazidis and battling the Islamic State
https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/08/11/a-u-s-designated-terrorist-group-is-saving-yazidis-and-battling-the-islamic-state/
“Tens of thousands of Yazidis, the largely Iraqi ethno-religious minority fleeing the forces of the Islamic State, are slowly reaching safe havens after a week-long crisis that prompted U.S. military airstrikes on positions held by the Islamic State’s emboldened fighters.”

Counting on the Kurds
https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/middle-east/2015-04-22/counting-kurds
“Within Iraq and Syria, the U.S.-led campaign against the Islamic State(ISIS) relies heavily on Kurdish Peshmerga as coalition boots on the ground.”

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