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Koma Civakên Kurdistan (KCK) (Peoples' Confederation of Kurdistan or Democratic Confederation of Kurdistan) is a kurdish organization founded by Abdullah Öcalan[1] as formerly named Koma Komalên Kurdistan (KKK) to put in practice his ideology of democratic confederalism. It is the intend to organize kurdish poeple in an autonomous way without a nation-state nor affect the existing territorial borders.

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Structure

The KCK exists of several councils and other organiziations of the kurdish society. It is designed in a bottom-up structure[2]. Single parts are the youth council, womens council and councils of the four territorial entities of kurdish poeple (Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Syria) and one of the european diaspora, also participating political parties like PKK, PJAK and PYD, non-governmental organizations (NGO) and armed organizations like Hêzên Parastina Gel (HPG).

A parliament-like structure of the KCK is called Kongra Gel, formerly part of Kurdistan Workers' Party's (PKK) structure. Now it consists of 300 elected persons from the councils[2].

Ideology

Its ideology consists of principles from social ecology and is called democratic confederalism. Main intend is to create a democratic and ecologic society instead of nation-stateor top-down government to bring peace to the war-beaten Middle East region with its lots of different ethnic groups and religions. The aim is a "union of equity an free will"[2].

History

Founded by Abdullah Öcalan the 20th of March 2005 in his Declaration of Democratic Confederalism in Kurdistan[1] under the name of Koma Komalên Kurdistán (KKK) it was renamed to 'Koma Civakên Kurdistán' in 2007.

References

  1. ^ a b Öcalan, Abdullah,Declaration of Democratic Confederalism in Kurdistan, 20-03-2005, (English)
  2. ^ a b c Nihat Kaya, Şevin Bingöl, Nalin Penaber, Sinan Cudi, Baki Gül,PKK'den KKK'ya yeni bir sistem -3-, Özgür Gündem, 08/10/2006, (Turkish)
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