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Turkish military convoy attacked in apparent PKK ceasefire break

ANKARA, Turkey, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Turkish President Abdullah Gul warned the Kurdistan Workers' Party Saturday the government will respond in kind if it breaks the current truce.

Kurds united, Turkish party leader says

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Staying out of a weekly delegation to meet jailed PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan doesn't translate to party division, a pro-Kurdish lawmaker said Monday.

PKK offers conditions for peace

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A leader from a pro-Kurdish organization in Turkey said Monday the government has commitments to make to ensure a peace process with the PKK moves forward.

Kurds upbeat on PKK peace prospects

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A settlement between the Kurdistan Workers' Party and the Turkish government is still on the table, a pro-Kurdish lawmaker said.

Ankara shrugs off PKK initiative

ANKARA, Turkey, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- There is nothing in recent statements from jailed PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan worthy of a formal comment, a Turkish official said Monday.

Militant PKK halts withdrawal but says it will honor cease-fire

ANKARA, Turkey, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The banned Kurdistan Workers' Party stopped its pullout from Turkey, saying the government hasn't resolved the Kurdish issue or begun a process for democracy.

PKK suspends militant withdrawal

ANKARA, Turkey, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The Kurdistan Workers' Party said it was suspending its withdrawal from Turkish territory because the government wasn't meetings its settlement obligations.

PKK peace initiative hits snags

ANKARA, Turkey, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Improving the prison conditions for jailed PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan will help advance the peace process with Ankara, a pro-Kurdish leader said.

PKK threatens end of cease-fire if Turkey doesn't act on agreement

ANKARA, Turkey, July 26 (UPI) -- Kurdistan's PKK rebels say a cease-fire with Turkey could end soon if the government doesn't begin taking steps agreed to during peace negotiations.

PKK chief beckons Turkish media

ANKARA, Turkey, July 22 (UPI) -- Jailed leader of the separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party said he wants to speak with the Turkish media to discuss the peace process in person.

PKK gives warning to Turkish leaders

ANKARA, Turkey, July 19 (UPI) -- The militant Kurdistan Workers' Party said Friday the ruling Justice and Development Party in Turkey was standing in the way of the peace process.

Experts: PKK restructuring but not disarming

ANKARA, Turkey, July 13 (UPI) -- The Kurdistan Workers' Party is reshaping its hierarchy under a settlement with the Turkish government but isn't disarming, experts say.

PKK leader says truce unraveling

ANKARA, Turkey, July 12 (UPI) -- An effort to resolve ongoing tensions with the Kurdish minority in Turkey might hit a road block without government concessions, a rebel leader said.

Turkey says it expects PKK terrorists to leave country by autumn

ANKARA, Turkey, June 28 (UPI) -- A Turkish government official said the terrorist Kurdistan Workers Party is expected to complete its withdrawal from Turkey by autumn.

Hitches seen with PKK withdrawal

ANKARA, Turkey, June 28 (UPI) -- The Turkish government said it suspects members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party are stirring up trouble as they start moving out of the country.

PKK committed to redeployment

ANKARA, Turkey, June 25 (UPI) -- A settlement process under way by members of Turkish separatist group PKK will proceed despite "obstructions by some forces," its leader said Tuesday.

2,000 join PKK in past three months

ANKARA, Turkey, June 15 (UPI) -- About 2,000 people have joined the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party in the past three months, amid an agreement to end to terrorism in Turkey, officials say.

Turkish border fire blamed on PKK

ANKARA, Turkey, June 3 (UPI) -- Fighters from the separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party fired on a Turkish military base near the Iraq border, the armed forces said in a statement.

Pro-Kurdish leaders met EU officials

BRUSSELS, May 29 (UPI) -- Peace in southern Turkey could open the door to nationwide prospects for prosperity, European Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy Stefan Fule said.

No additional prisoners for PKK's Ocalan jail

ANKARA, Turkey, May 24 (UPI) -- The Turkish Justice Ministry said Friday there were no plans to send additional inmates to the island prison housing jailed PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan.

Obama lauds Turkey's PKK initative

WASHINGTON, May 17 (UPI) -- Efforts to solve the crisis with the militant Kurdistan Workers' Party are commendable, U.S. President Barack Obama said.

Iraq threatens Turkey peace plan with PKK

ERBIL, Iraq, May 16 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's government is threatening to sabotage a peace process between Turkey and its Kurdish separatist rebels.

Iraqi Kurds 'close energy deal with Turks'

ERBIL, Iraq, May 14 (UPI) -- Iraq's Kurds are reported to have reached a secret deal with Turkey under which the Kurds' semiautonomous enclave will ship oil to Turkey for export.

First PKK fighters arrive in Iraq

ERBIL, Iraq, May 14 (UPI) -- A few members of the separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party crossed the Turkish border to Iraq as part of a broader withdrawal, a member said Tuesday.

Kurdish militants retreat to Iraq under peace deal

HEROR, Iraq, May 14 (UPI) -- The first group of Kurdish militants crossed into northern Iraq early Tuesday as part of a peace process aimed at ending 30 years of conflict, officials said.
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