The Freedom Fighter: A Terrorist's Own Story

The Freedom Fighter: A Terrorist's Own Story

by Murat Haner


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138104518
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/14/2017
Pages: 498
Sales rank: 925,547
Product dimensions: 7.37(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Murat Haner received his Ph.D. in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati. He is currently a Visiting Professor in the Department of Socials Sciences, Program of Criminology, at the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee. He teaches courses in counterterrorism, homeland security, radicalization, the Middle East, criminal justice, and intelligence science. Previously, he was a ranked officer with the Turkish National Police, at various departments. He worked undercover on counterterrorism and similar areas across Turkey. He also traveled to Hungary, Israel, Sudan, Azerbaijan, Greece, Syria, and Germany for security training and education programs under the auspices of European Union and Turkish state funds.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Francis T. Cullen


PART I. Terrorism in Context

Chapter 1: Meeting Deniz
Chapter 2: The History of Kurds and the PKK

PART II. The Freedom Fighter’s Own Story

Section A: Becoming a Terrorist

Chapter 3: The Early Years
Chapter 4: Joining the PKK
Chapter 5: Mission Trainings

Section B: Being a Terrorist

Chapter 6: Rangers and My First Mission
Chapter 7: Turkish Oppression Toward the Kurdish Villagers
Chapter 8: The PKK Organization
Chapter 9: On the Way to Damascus, Syria
Chapter 10: War Against Barzani’s Peshmerghas
Chapter 11: Chaotic Situation at Central Headquarters
Chapter 12: The Women Guerillas of the Organization
Chapter 13: The War Against the YNK
Chapter 14: The Invasion of Iraq by U.S. Forces
Chapter 15: That’s All She Wrote!
Chapter 16: The Trip to Amed
Chapter 17: Recruiting New Guerillas
Chapter 18: Decision to Keep My Hands Off

Section C: Prison and Beyond

Chapter 19: Leaving the PKK
Chapter 20: The Prison and the General
Chapter 21: Penitence (Second Thoughts)
Chapter 22: The Turks, The Kurds and the Last Chance

PART III: Conclusion

Chapter 23: Lessons from a Terrorist’s Own Story

Appendix I

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