My trip with Kadek turned out to be more than a taxi ride for a few Rupiah; it swiftly became a valuable lesson in the vagaries of smoking in Indonesia.
It turns out, Kadek explained energetically through mouthfuls of sweet smoke blown back at me as I clung on to the rear quarter of the saddle, that Indonesia has stuck two fingers up at the rest of the world and the anti-smoking lobby.
At traffic lights on Jalan Legian, Kadek stopped, not for a red light at which halting still seems optional in Bali but to say hi to his girlfriend.
(10) "International Initiative Briefings: KADEK
Dissolves Itself," accessed at www.freedom-for-Ocalan.com, November 11, 2003.
Rengin Gun, "PKK'dan KADEK'e: Degisim mi Takkiye mi?", Stratejik Analiz, Asam Yayinlari, Cilt 3, Sayi 25, Mayis 2002.
1978 yilinda PKK adiyla kurulan orgut, 2002'de kendini feshetmesi sebebiyle, KADEK (Kongreya Azadi u Demokrasiya Kurdistane/Kurdistan Ozgurluk ve Demokrasi Kongresi) ismini almis, 2003 yilinda ise halen kullanilan PKK/Kongra-Gel (Halk Kongresi), adini tasimaya baslamistir.
She notes that the EU Council of Ministers continues to maintain the PKK on its terrorist blacklist and has added KADEK
and the Kongra-Gel as aliases of the organisation.
Abdullah Ocalan, imprisoned leader of the Partiye Karkaren Kurdistane (PKK)--renamed KADEK
in 2001 and the Kurdistan People's Congress in 2003--kept his illegal nationalist organization alive for nearly 20 years in Syria.
(Ankara wants the US forces in northern Iraq to crack down on the remnants of the Kurdistan Workers Party, which now calls itself Kadek
. Washington is asking Ankara, NATO's only Muslim member, to send about 10,000 peacekeepers to central Iraq.
"One day there is a skirmish between the Islamists and PUK, another time, between PUK and KDP or even between PUK and PKK (Abdullah Ocalan's party, now called KADEK
The PKK-led violence and the resulting state counterviolence undermined the social fabric of Kurdish society, while the arrest of PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan in February 1999 led to the transformation of Kurdish nationalism into a political force under the structure of KADEK
(Kurdish Freedom and Democracy Congress, now renamed Kurdistan Peoples Congress).
(1) On April 4, 2002, the PKK renamed itself the Kurdistan Freedom and Democracy Congress (KADEK
) and elected PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan as KADEK
general chairman in absentia.