Abdullah Öcalan

Abdullah Öcalan

Birthday1948-04-04
AgeHe is 69 years old
Birth Sign Aries (mars 20 - avr. 19)
EthnicityKurds
GenderMale
ReligionAtheism
Alias for Abdullah Öcalan
known other names for Abdullah Öcalan
Who is Abdullah Öcalan?
Abdullah Öcalan, also known as Apo, is one of the founding members of the militant organization the Kurdistan Workers' Party in 1978 in Turkey, which is listed as a terrorist organization internationally by some states and organizations, including NATO, the United States and the European Union. Öcalan was arrested in 1999 by the CIA and Turkish security forces in Nairobi and taken to Turkey, where he was sentenced to death under Article 125 of the Turkish Penal Code, which concerns the formation of armed gangs. The sentence was commuted to aggravated life imprisonment when Turkey abolished the death penalty in support of its bid to be admitted to membership in the European Union. From 1999 until 2009, he was the sole prisoner on the İmralı island, in the Sea of Marmara. Öcalan has acknowledged the violent nature of the PKK, but says that the period of armed warfare was defunct and a political solution to the Kurdish question should be developed. The conflict between Turkey and the PKK has resulted in over 40,000 deaths, including PKK members, the Turkish military, and civilians, both Kurdish and Turkish.
Education
He went to the following schools
  • Ankara University
Abdullah Öcalan's Books
  • Prison writings
  • Prison Writings III: The Road Map to Negotiations
  • Prison Writings Volume II: The PKK and the Kurdish Question in the 21st Century
  • Defending a civilisation
  • Sumer rahip devletlerinden demokratik uygarliga volumes 1 and 2
  • Roadmap to negotiations
  • Decleration On The Democratic Solution Of The Kurdish Question