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Turkey: Counterterrorism and Justice   [open pdf - 389KB]

From the Summary: "Although from the mid-1980s until recently, the Kurdistan Workers' Party (known as the PKK) was the major insurgent opponent of the Turkish government, in past couple of years the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and small Marxist-Leninist groups have come to play a role in terrorist attacks in the country. Foreign fighters engaged in the Syrian civil war have also posed problems for national security in the last several years. Turkey has responded to terrorism not only by adopting more stringent laws, but also, among other measures, by creating a terrorist blacklist, enhancing antiterrorist international cooperation, using an outreach program to communities to prevent terrorist recruitment, and relying on Turkey's chief religious affairs body to counter violent extremist messaging."

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2015-09
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