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How would you like your PKK?

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11.05.2020

PKK is a terrorist organization. Full stop. Or this is the predominant narrative. The narrative that is dominated by the government. True or not, any domination should be challenged and questioned in order to better understand the truth. That is, if the truth is what one is after. If the truth is circumvented or sterilized, finding a solution to a problem that is being carried along since almost a century will be harder if not impossible to reach. Politics is one thing, law is something else, political science is another and history is yet another.

Ergo, let’s try again: PKK is a terrorist organization. True or false? True. For the EU, for the U.S. and first and foremost for my own home country Turkey, PKK is an outlawed terror network. Now, let us re-formulate the same truth. PKK is a terrorist organization but not only that: PKK can also be described as a political organization resorting to violence. Or, the monopoly of violence must belong to the state and to the state only. In other words, a description can be of interest to me or to other observers, yet for the lawmaker and the law enforcer will, by default, be of secondary importance.

If I steal a loaf of bread, get caught red-handed, arrested and then appear in court and claim that “my children were hungry” and if I hadn’t broken the law previously not even once, from the judge’s point of view, I would not be considered as the same as a seasoned bank robber caught in the midst of a spectacular Hollywood style heist. Whereas, if I steal the same loaf of bread to feed a terrorist, then I will be considered a........

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