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Pro-Kurdish leader calls on PKK to halt violence | Middle East Eye

24.8.15

Pro-Kurdish leader calls on PKK to halt violence | Middle East Eye: It is unclear if Demirtas's call for an end to violence will have any impact on the PKK, whose leader, Abdullah Ocalan, is serving a life sentence on a Turkish prison island. The PKK previously stated that the decision to lay down arms cannot be made by the HDP or Ocalan himself.
"This call does not imply that the HDP now considers itself as having control over the PKK’s actions; therefore, the call is not diametrically different from his previous remarks that emphasised the importance of the civilian politics in Turkey’s Kurdish question," said Mustafa Demir, co-director and research fellow at the London-based Turkey Institute.


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