Op-Ed: Kurdish ‘terrorists’ defending Kobane inspired by US anarchist
Ken Hanley, Digital Journal, October 9, 2014
You would never know from most mainstream news reports that the Kurds defending the Syrian border city of Kobane from the Islamic Front advance are part of the Kurdistan Worker’s party or PKK widely regarded as a terrorist organization.
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by NATO, the United States and the European Union among others.Until recently the PKK carried out a Maoist type people’s struggle against the Turkish government. It had guerrilla bases in northern Iraq. The conflict between the PKK and Turkey resulted in over 40,000 deaths.
On 21 March 2013, Abdullah Öcalan, the PKK leader, from his jail in Turkey declared a ceasefire between the PKK and the Turkish state.