Ocalan, Abdullah

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Born: Apr 04, 1948 AD
Currently alive, at 66 years of age.

Nationality: Kurdish
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.

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