What does Abdullah Ocalan mean?
Abdullah Öcalan ( / ˈoʊdʒəlɑːn / OH-jə-lahn; Turkish: [œdʒaɫan]; born 4 April 1949), also known as Apo (short for both Abdullah and “uncle” in Kurdish), is a Kurdish political prisoner and founding member of the militant Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Öcalan was based in Syria from 1979 to 1998.
What books has Abdullah Öcalan published?
From prison, Öcalan has published several books. Jineology, also known as the science of women, is a form of feminism advocated by Öcalan and subsequently a fundamental tenet of the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK).
Is Fatma Öcalan related to Abdullah Ocalan?
His other brother, Mehmet Öcalan, is a member of the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP). Fatma Öcalan is the sister of Abdullah Öcalan and Dilek Öcalan, a former parliamentarian of the HDP, is his niece.
What are the values of Abdullah Öcalan?
Öcalan promoted a platform of shared values: environmentalism, self-defense, gender equality, and a pluralistic tolerance for religion, politics, and culture. While some of his followers questioned Öcalan’s conversion from Marxism-Leninism to libertarian socialist and social ecology, the PKK adopted Öcalan’s proposal and began to form assemblies.