After killing Turkish soldiers in Oct., the PKK has pushed the Turkish military to head for the Iraq border.
Qandil Mountains of Iraq. -Spring 2004
The Kurds call this area Southern Kurdistan. The followers of Abdullah Ocalan, the leader and president of the rebel group,
believe that he can lead the Kurds to freedom and independence.
The Turkish government has been holding Ocalan captive since he was captured in Kenya in 1999.