PKK sympathizers attacked students marching against seperation of Turkey in University of Hacettepe in Turkish capital Ankara
PKK sympathizers attacked students marching against seperation of Turkey in University of Hacettepe in Turkish capital Ankara.
Hacettepe University students protested PKK sympathizers raising the posters of Abdullah Öcalan, the leader of the PKK during the Nevruz feast in Ankara. PKK sympathizers responded university students by attacking with stones and glass bottles.
1000 thousand students protesting the PKK's organized attack gathered in front of the Ataturk monument in the main campus with Turkish flags.
Student Representative Council and 65 student unions made a joint press declaration against the PKK attack.
Students demanded from the university administration to ensure the safety of students.
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Abdullah Öcalan, the leader of the PKK who is responsible for the deaths of more than 30,000 Turkish troops and civilians has been serving a life term on the prison island of Imrali in the Marmara Sea on terrorism charges since 1999.
For the past 30 years, the PKK has conducted a low-level guerrilla war in eastern Turkey aimed at creating an independent Kurdish state.
Operating mainly from bases in the Kurdish enclave in northern Iraq, the PKK continues to target Turkish military and civilian administrative targets and energy installations, and, less frequently, Western tourists visiting Turkish resorts.
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Intelligence reports state that PKK targets young university students more than ever. Students are selected in summer and sent for the training to Iraq. Families and loved ones of such students are reportedly quite worried about the situation int he southeastern Anatolia region of Turkey. The organization is claimed to promise jobs after students are sent back to Turkey. They are offered positions at KCK and YDGH, which are the political organizations of the same terrorist organization PKK.