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What do we know about the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK)?

Degli Esposti, Nicola (2017) What do we know about the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK)? Middle East Centre Blog (08 Mar 2017). Website.

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Since the summer of 2015, Turkey has been the victim of a wave of violent attacks perpetrated by both Islamists and separatist Kurdish groups. The beginning of this period of violence coincided with the collapse of the peace process between Ankara and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the resumption of their 30-year-old conflict. Within this context of violence and creeping civil war, another Kurdish faction, the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK), has made its comeback. The TAK claimed responsibility for a series of major attacks against Turkish civilians and security forces throughout 2016, attracting the attention of the media and generating a great deal of confusion on the nature of its relationship with the PKK. International media outlets have been so far unable to distinguish between the two groups, which reinforces Ankara’s position that the TAK is a mere extension of the PKK.

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Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s)
Divisions: International Relations
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Date Deposited: 30 May 2017 14:06
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2021 23:24

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