Abdullah Öcalan

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Abdullah Öcalan
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Born (1948-04-04) 4 Aprile 1948 (age 72)
Ömerli, Şanlıurfa, Turkey
Residenceİmralı (prison island)
ThriftFoonder an leader o militant organisation PKK,[1] poleetical activist, ideologue, writer
OrganisationKurdistan Wirkers' Pairty (PKK), Union o Commonties in Kurdistan (KCK)
RelativesDilek Öcalan (niece)
Osman Öcalan (brither)
Mehmet Öcalan (brither)

Abdullah Öcalan (Turkis pronunciation: [ød͡ʒaɫan]; born 4 Aprile 1948), an aa kent as Apo[2][3] (short for baith Abdullah an "uncle" in Kurdish),[4][5] is ane o the foondin members o the militant organisation the Kurdistan Wirkers' Pairty (PKK) in 1978 in Turkey.[6][7]

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  1. Paul J. White, Primitive rebels or revolutionary modernizers?: the Kurdish national movement in Turkey, Zed Books, 2000, "Professor Robert Olson, University of Kentucky"
  2. Political Violence against Americans 1999. Bureau of Diplomatic Security. December 2000. p. 123. ISBN 9781428965621.
  3. "Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK)". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 25 July 2013.
  4. Mango, Andrew (2005). Turkey and the War on Terror: 'For Forty Years We Fought Alone'. Routledge: London. p. 32. ISBN 9780203687185. The most ruthless among them was Abdullah Öcalan, known as Apo (a diminutive for Abdullah; the word also means 'uncle' in Kurdish).
  5. Jongerden, Joost (2007). The Settlement Issue in Turkey and the Kurds: An Analysis of Spatical Policies, Modernity and War. Leiden, the Netherlands: Brill. p. 57. ISBN 9789004155572. In 1975 the group settled on a name, the Kurdistan Revolutionaries (Kurdistan Devrimcileri), but others knew them as Apocu, followers of Apo, the nickname of Abdullah Öcalan (apo is also Kurdish for uncle).
  6. "Chapter 6—Terrorist Groups". Country Reports on Terrorism. United States Department of State. 27 April 2005. Archived frae the oreeginal on 26 May 2005. Retrieved 23 July 2008.
  7. Powell, Colin (5 October 2001). "2001 Report on Foreign Terrorist Organizations". Foreign Terrorist Organizations. Washington, DC: Bureau of Public Affairs, U.S. State Department.