Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Talabani suggests 'general amnesty' for PKK

ANKARA - Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, in an interview published here Monday, suggested a "general amnesty" by Ankara for Turkey's Kurdish PKK terrorists to end fighting in southwest Turkey.
"It is possible to bring down the PKK from the mountains if there is a general amnesty in Turkey," Talabani, himself a Kurd, told English-language daily The New Anatolian.
"It will also be helpful if there is some kind of cooperation between Turkey, the Iraqi government, the PUK and the KDP over the issue," he said.
Talabani was referring to the two main Kurdish factions that share power in Northern Iraq, his own Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and Massud Barzani's Kurdistan Democratic Party.

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