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Blood and Belief The PKK and the Kurdish Fight for Independence

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ISBN-10: 0814795870

ISBN-13: 9780814795873

Edition: 2009

Authors: Aliza Marcus

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Book details

Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 4/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 363
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Aliza Marcusis formerly an international correspondent forThe Boston Globeand lives in Washington, D.C. She covered the PKK for more than eight years, first as a freelance reporter for theChristian Science Monitorand later as a staff writer forReuters, receiving a National Press Club Award for her reporting. She is also a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation grant for her work.

A Note to Readers
Acronyms
Introduction
Prologue
Ocalan, Kurds, and the PKK's Start
The Origins of the PKK, 1949-1976
Abdullah Ocalan, Leader, 1975-1980
The Flight to Survive, 1980-1982
On the Road to War, 1982-1984
The PKK Consolidates Power
Loyalty and Violence, 1985-1990
The Struggle to Succeed, 1985-1990
The Deluge, 1988-1991
PKK Militants Fight for Control
War in the Streets, 1991-1992
Fueling the War, 1992-1993
Mixing War and Politics, 1991-1993
Change in Fortunes, 1993-1997
Ocalan's Capture and After
The Decline, 1995-1998
Searching for a New Way, 1995-1998
Ocalan, Caught by Surprise, 1998-1999
The PKK Saves Itself, 1999-2007
Conclusion
Timeline
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author