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Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK)

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Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). The PKK has changed its name several times -- Kurdistan Freedom and Democracy Congress (KADEK) in 2002; Kurdistan People's Conference (KHK) in 2003; and Kurdistan People's Congress (KGK, or Kongra-Gel) in late 2003. In the spring of 2005, the group reverted to its original name. The PKK is also known as Halu Mesru Savunma Kuvveti (HSK). 


The PKK operates in southeastern Turkey, northern Iraq and northern Iran, with smaller cells elsewhere in Europe...

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