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The Kurdistan Workers' Party, (Kurdish: Partiya Karkerên Kurdistan‎) PKK, is a Kurdish militant organization based in Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan.

From 1984 to 2013, the PKK waged an armed struggle against the Turkish state for cultural and political rights and self-determination for the Kurds in Turkey,[11] who comprise between 10% and 25% of the population and have been subjected to repression for decades.[21] The group was founded in 1978 in the village of Fis (near Lice) by a group of Kurdish students led by Abdullah Öcalan.[22] The PKK's ideology was originally a fusion of revolutionary socialism and Kurdish nationalism, seeking the foundation of an independent, Marxist–Leninist state in the region, which was to be known as Kurdistan.

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