NPR logo

Kurdish Rebels Undergo Identity Crisis

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1843145/1845959" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Kurdish Rebels Undergo Identity Crisis

Kurdish Rebels Undergo Identity Crisis

With Leader Jailed, PKK Endures Power Struggle

Kurdish Rebels Undergo Identity Crisis

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1843145/1845959" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Osman Ocalan

Osman Ocalan, the brother of the PKK's imprisoned leader Abdullah, is in the midst of a power struggle with a conservative faction. Photos of PKK fighters killed in battle hang above Ocalan's head in a cave-like bunker high in the Qandil Mountains. Ivan Watson, NPR hide caption

toggle caption Ivan Watson, NPR

NPR's Ivan Watson reports from the mountainous region on northern Iraq's border with Iran and Turkey about the current state of the Kurdish separatist movement.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.