doi:10.3849/1802-7199

PKK/KCK INSURGENCY IN TURKEY IN 2015-2016

Out of the mountains to the city and back: Course of the conflict and lessons learned

Matúš JEVČÁK

The text focuses on the PKK/KCK insurgency in Turkey in 2015-2016. Besides the description of the course of the conflict, the article provides a detailed picture of the urban warfare in southeast Turkey during the selected period. The urban guerrilla campaign of the PKK/KCK was a novelty in the 30-year conflict between the insurgent organization on one side and the Turkish state on the other. The aim is to identify key characteristics and tactical features used by the PKK/KCK and the Turkish security forces respectively. The conclusion of the text brings an analysis of the conflict together with recommendations for urban warfare and the lessons Turkey learned in 2015-2016.

Keywords

PKK/KCK; Turkey; counterinsurgency; terrorism; guerrilla; urban guerilla.


Title in English:

PKK/KCK INSURGENCY IN TURKEY IN 2015-2016
Out of the mountains to the city and back: Course of the conflict and lessons learned

Title in Slovak:

POVSTANIE PKK/KCK V ROKOCH 2015-2016 V TURECKU
Z hôr do mesta a naspäť: Priebeh a poučenia z bojov

Type:

Article

Author(s):

Matúš JEVČÁK

Language:

Slovak

Abstract:

English/Slovak

Journal:

Obrana a strategie

Publisher:

University of Defence

ISSN:

ISSN 1214-6463 (print) and ISSN 1802-7199 (on-line)

DOI:

10.3849/1802-7199.20.2020.01.039-056

Issue:

Volume 20, Number 1 (June 2020)

Pages:

039-056

Received:

14.03.2020

Accepted:

09.04.2020

Published online:

15.06.2020

Created 15.6.2020 15:09:23 | read 744x | Frank

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