Jailed Kurdish rebel leader expected to make ceasefire call




 
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March 18th, 2013  
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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Kurdish parliamentarians set off by boat on Monday to visit Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan in his island prison where they expected him to summon his fighters to cease fire and leave Turkey to help end a 28-year-old insurgency. The conflict has been a major source of instability in Turkey, a NATO member, and a huge burden on state coffers while stunting economic development in the mainly Kurdish southeast. ...




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