Tuesday, May 10, 2005

'Öcalan verdict won't be end of world'

The issue of the Öcalan verdict can easily be handled if it is not exploited, says Justice Minister Çiçek

Justice Minister and government spokesman Cemil Çiçek cautioned against exploitation of an upcoming European Court of Human Rights verdict on an appeal filed by Abdullah Öcalan, the imprisoned leader of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), and said the issue could easily be handled with a cool-headed approach.

Öcalan could be retried in Turkey as a result of the court ruling, but "this won't be the end of the world," Çiçek told the TDN in an exclusive interview.

(Source: Turkish Daily News)

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