Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan
The PDKI is a Kurdish guerrilla group that seeks a socialist, secular and autonomous region for Kurds in western Iran. It was created in August 1945 to replace the Council of Kurdish Insurrection, established three years prior. The short-lived Republic of Kurdistan (Republic of Mahabad), founded in January of 1946, was overrun by Iranian forces by the end of the year. Up to 20 leaders, including party head Ghazi Mohammad, were hanged. The PDKI re-established itself in 1948, but the...
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