Revisiting the Terrorist vs. Guerilla Debate on PKK via the Ach Software: Known Answers, Unknown Methods


NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Developing Prevention Strategies and Tactics in Countering Radicalization, Antalya, Turkey, 7 - 09 December 2010, vol.87, pp.11-21 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 87
  • Doi Number: 10.3233/978-1-60750-824-3-11
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.11-21
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Although it is commonly known to many that PKK is a terrorist group, there are still some who state the otherwise. This study has been carried out with this aim so that the terrorist vs. guerilla debate can be revisited and conclusions can be reached at. In order to be able to do so, this time a different methodology is used which is the Analysis of Competing Hypotheses (ACH) software, which is an analytical tool used in intelligence analysis. Similar results have been obtained, but the new way of obtaining them is of interest to anyone who wants to learn more about analytical tools.