The Turkish Hizballah had no organic connection with Lebanon's Hizballah and its offshoots in different parts of the Middle East.
In the early stages of its development, members of the Turkish Hizballah received military training in PKK camps.
The Turkish Hizballah never did evolve into a homogenous organization, and there were many internal clashes.
Huseyin Velioglu, generally recognized as the primary leader of the Turkish Hizballah, became widely known to the public only after the recent series of raids on the group's cell-houses in several Turkish towns.
One especially important phase in the development of the overall strategy of the Turkish Hizballah was their move into Istanbul and other large cities.
The Turkish Hizballah closed themselves off from other groups, living in an isolated, even imaginary, community that struggled to destroy the "unjust other" and to prove that they themselves were "the just.
Secrecy was a cornerstone of the Turkish Hizballah.