30.06.2023 | Çağatay BALCI , Ferit MALKARA
PKK terrorist organization has gained various abilities since 1978. One of these gains is the propaganda capacity of PKK. Today, although the propaganda activities of terrorist organizations are mainly carried out through social media, traditional methods still continue. Newspapers, magazines, brochures and television broadcasts are still used by PKK. The Serxwebun (Independence) magazine, published by PKK since 1982, shows the importance that PKK’s print media resources. In this study, cross-border counter-terrorism operations, the effects of the operations on the propaganda strategies of terrorist organizations, the discourses that came to the fore in the PKK’s propaganda publications during the operations were tried to be explained by examining the Serxwebun magazine. In this context, the effects of the PKK's propaganda discourses during the cross-border operations; continuities, patterns and differences were discussed with the content analysis methodology in line with the data obtained from the publications of the Serxwebun magazine. As a result of the analysis, it has been determined that these discourses, which came to the forefront in the magazine Serxwebun during Türkiye’s cross-border operations, show continuity and differences in their intensity and indicative levels.
Balcı Ç. ve Malkara F. (2023). Türkiye’s Cross-Border Operations and Discourse on PKK’s Propaganda Publications: The Case of Serxwebun Magazine (1992-2022). Journal of Terrorism and Radicalization Studies, 2(2), pp. 275-312, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29228/trad.32