Acronyms and Abbreviations

AI Amnesty International AKIN American Kurdish Information Network (USA) AKP Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi or AK Partisi (Justice and Development Party) (Turkey) ARGK Artes-i Rizgariye Geli Kurdistan (Kurdistan Peoples Liberation Army) (PKK) AYOD Ankara Higher Education Association (PKK precursor) BDP Baris ve Demokrasi Partisi (Peace and Democracy Party) (Turkey) CENTO Central Treaty Organization CHAK Center of Halabja against Anfalization and Genocide of the Kurds CIA Central Intelligence Agency (USA) DDKD Devrimci Demokratik Kultur Dernekleri (Revolutionary Democratic Cultural Associations) (Turkey) DDKO Devrimci Dogu Kultur Ocaklari (Revolutionary Eastern Cultural Hearths) (Turkey) DEHAP Demokratik Halkin Partisi (Democratic Peoples Party) (Turkey) DEP Demokrasi Partisi (Democracy Party) (Turkey) DISK Devrimci Isci Sendikalari Konfederasyonu (Revolutionary Workers Unions Confederation) (Turkey) DTP Demokratik Toplum Partisi (Democratic Society Party) (Turkey) ECHR European Court of Human Rights ERNK Eniye Rizgariye Navata Kurdistan (Kurdistan National Liberation Front) (PKK) EU European Union EUTCC EU Turkey Civic Commission GAP Guneydogu Anadolu Projesi (Southeast Anatolia Project) (Turkey) HADEP Halkin Demokrasi Partisi (Peoples Democracy Party) (Turkey) HAK-PAR Hak ve Ozgurlukler Partisi (Right[s] and Freedoms Party) (Turkey) HEP Halkin Emek Partisi (Peoples Labor Party) (Turkey) HPG Hezen Parastina Gel (Peoples Defense Force) (PKK) HRK Hazen Rizgariya Kurdistan (Kurdistan Freedom Brigades) (PKK) ICP Iraqi Communist Party IGC Iraqi Governing Council IKF Iraqi Kurdistan Front IMK Islamic Movement of Kurdistan (Iraq) INC Iraqi National Congress JITEM Jandarma Istihbarat ve Terorle Mucadele (Gendarmerie Intelligence and Counter Terrorist (Service) (Turkey) J.K. Komalay Jiyanaway Kurd (Committee for the Revival of the Kurds/Komala) (Iran) KADEK Kurdistan Azadi Demokrasi Kongire (Kurdistan Freedom and Democracy Congress) (PKK) KCK Koma Civaken Kurdistan (Kurdistan Communities Union) (PKK) KDP Kurdistan Democratic Party (Iraq) KDPI Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran KDPT Kurdistan Democratic Party of Turkey KDSP Kurdistan Democratic Solution Party (PCDK) (Iraq) (PKK) KGK Kongra-Gel (Kurdistan Peoples Congress) (PKK) KHRP Kurdish Human Rights Project (UK) KIU Kurdistan Islamic Union (Iraq) KKK Koma Komalen Kurdistan (KCK) (PKK) KNC Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) KNC Kurdish National Congress of North America KNK Kongra Netewiya Kurdistan (Kurdistan National Congress) KON-KURD Confederation of Kurdish Associations (Europe) KRG Kurdistan Regional Government (Iraq) MEK Mujahedin-e Khalq (Peoples Holy Warriors) (Iran/Iraq) MGK Milli Guvenlik Kurulu (National Security Council) (Turkey) MIT Milli Istihbarat Teshilati (National Intelligence Organization) (Turkey) NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization NGO nongovernmental organization ODP Ozgurluk ve Dayanisma Partisi (Freedom and Solidarity Party) (Turkey) OHAL Emergency Rule (Turkey) ONW Operation Northern Watch OPC Operation Provide Comfort OSCE Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe PCDK Partiya Careseriya Demokratik a Kurdistane (Kurdistan Democratic Solution Party) (Iraq) (PKK) PJAK Parti Jiyani Azadi Kurdistan (Kurdistan Free Life Party) (Iran) PKDW Parlamana Kurdistane Li Derveyi Welat (Kurdistan Parliament in Exile) PKK Partiya Karkaren Kurdistan (Kurdistan Workers Party) (Turkey) PSK Kurdistan Socialist Party (Turkey) PUK Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (Iraq) PYD Partiya Yekita ya Demokratik (Democratic Union Party) (Syria) (PKK) TAK Teyrebazen Azadiya Kurdistan (Kurdistan Freedom Falcons/Hawks) (PKK?) TAL Transitional Administrative Law (Iraq) TCK Turk Ceza Kanunu (Turkish Penal Code) TESEV Turkiye Ekonomik ve Sosyal Etudler Vakfi (Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation) TMY Terorle Mucadele Yasasi (Anti-Terrorism Law) (Turkey/2006) TSK Turk Silahli Kuvvetleri (Turkish Armed Forces) UN United Nations WKI Washington Kurdish Institute (USA)

Historical Dictionary of the Kurds. .