Abdullah Öcalan

  • abdullah Öcalan
    abdullah Öcalan.png
    Öcalan in 1997
    born1946–1948
    Ömerli, turkey
    nationalitykurdish/turkish[1][2][3][4][5][6]
    citizenshipturkey
    educationankara university, faculty of political science[7]
    occupationfounder and leader of militant organization pkk,[8] political activist, writer, political theorist
    organizationkurdistan workers' party (pkk), koma civakên kurdistan (kck)
    spouse(s)kesire yıldırım (24 may 1978 – ?)
    relativesdilek Öcalan (niece)
    osman Öcalan (brother)

    abdullah Öcalan (n/ oh-jə-lahn;[9] turkish: [œdʒaɫan]; born c. 1947), also known as apo[9][10] (short for both abdullah and "uncle" in kurdish),[11][12] is a kurdish leader, leftist political theoretician, political prisoner and one of the founding members of the militant kurdistan workers' party (pkk).[13][14]

    Öcalan was arrested in 1999 by the turkish national intelligence agency (mit) with the support of the cia in nairobi and taken to turkey, where he was sentenced to death under article 125 of the turkish penal code, which concerns the formation of armed organisations.[15][16][17][18]

    the sentence was commuted to aggravated life imprisonment when turkey abolished the death penalty in support of its bid to be admitted to membership in the european union. from 1999 until 2009, he was the sole prisoner[19] on İmralı island, in the sea of marmara.[20][21] Öcalan now argues that the period of armed warfare is past and a political solution to the kurdish question should be developed.[22] the conflict between turkey and the pkk has resulted in over 40,000 deaths, including pkk members, the turkish military, and civilians, both kurdish and turkish.[23]

    from prison, Öcalan has published several books, the most recent in 2015. jineology, also known as the science of women, is a form of feminism advocated by Öcalan[24] and subsequently a fundamental tenet of the apoist movement.[25]

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  • education and early political and revolutionary activity
  • kurdish–turkish conflict
  • capture and trial
  • proposal for political solution
  • honorary citizenships
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Abdullah Öcalan
Abdullah Öcalan.png
Öcalan in 1997
Born1946–1948
Ömerli, Turkey
NationalityKurdish/Turkish[1][2][3][4][5][6]
CitizenshipTurkey
EducationAnkara University, Faculty of Political Science[7]
OccupationFounder and leader of militant organization PKK,[8] political activist, writer, political theorist
OrganizationKurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Koma Civakên Kurdistan (KCK)
Spouse(s)Kesire Yıldırım (24 May 1978 – ?)
RelativesDilek Öcalan (niece)
Osman Öcalan (brother)

Abdullah Öcalan (n/ OH-jə-lahn;[9] Turkish: [œdʒaɫan]; born c. 1947), also known as Apo[9][10] (short for both Abdullah and "uncle" in Kurdish),[11][12] is a Kurdish leader, leftist political theoretician, political prisoner and one of the founding members of the militant Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).[13][14]

Öcalan was arrested in 1999 by the Turkish National Intelligence Agency (MIT) with the support of the CIA in Nairobi and taken to Turkey, where he was sentenced to death under Article 125 of the Turkish Penal Code, which concerns the formation of armed organisations.[15][16][17][18]

The sentence was commuted to aggravated life imprisonment when Turkey abolished the death penalty in support of its bid to be admitted to membership in the European Union. From 1999 until 2009, he was the sole prisoner[19] on İmralı island, in the Sea of Marmara.[20][21] Öcalan now argues that the period of armed warfare is past and a political solution to the Kurdish question should be developed.[22] The conflict between Turkey and the PKK has resulted in over 40,000 deaths, including PKK members, the Turkish military, and civilians, both Kurdish and Turkish.[23]

From prison, Öcalan has published several books, the most recent in 2015. Jineology, also known as the science of women, is a form of feminism advocated by Öcalan[24] and subsequently a fundamental tenet of the Apoist movement.[25]