PKK leader set to call ceasefire in peace deal

Jailed Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan will call a ceasefire at the Kurdish New Year next month, moving forward a peace process with Turkey aimed at ending his group's 28-year insurgency, reports from Ankara have said.
Prime minister Tayyip Erdogan said a planned withdrawal of Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants from Turkey after a ceasefire was established would begin the process of ending a conflict which has killed more than 40,000 people.
Mr Erdogan – criticised in some quarters for negotiating with Ocalan, a man reviled by most Turks – called for national unity on peace... read more

 
26 February 2013 in World News, Views: 15
Source: Scotsman
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