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Ocalan, Abdullah

Born: 1948 AD
Currently alive, at 68 years of age.
Nationality: Turkish
Categories: Terrorist

 

1948 – Born in Eastern Turkey.

 

1960-1970 – took up political science at Ankara University.

 

1972 – Got imprisoned because he was accused to be associating with communist and terorist groups.

 

1978 – Organized the Kurdish People’s Party (PKK) in November.

 

1984 – Instigated guerilla warfare against the Turkish government in the South-Eastern provinces.

 

1988 – In June, he put forward a ceasefire to the Turkish authorities under two conditions, that the prisoners.

would be freed and the PKK be legalised

 

1993 – Decided a unilateral ceasefire.

 

1984 – Exiled to Syria.

 

1998 – He was evicted from Syria in October.

 

         – He requested for political asylum in Moscow but the Russian government was under pressure from three countries US, Israel, and Turkey.

 

         – Went to Rome on the 13th of November, and asked for asylum.

 

         – In December, he officially announced his desire to be under International Court.

 

1999 – Left Italy.

 

         – Tried to go the Hague but got denied and was not able to enter Netherlands.

 

         – On the 16th of February, he was jailed in Turkey after being kidnapped in Kenya by Turkish secret agents.

 

         – sentenced to death on th 29th of June, for setting up PKK and launching a 15-year war against the government of Turkey.

 

         – On tne 3rd of August, Ocalan urged his supporters to stop the armed struggle and pull out of Southeast Turkey on the 1st of September.