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Kurds vow to fight Turkish troops in Iraq

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The separatist Kurdish Labor Party of jailed leader Abdullah Ocalan has vowed to attack Turkish troops if they deployed in northern Iraq.

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Today is Sunday, June 29, the 180th day of 2003 with 185 to follow.
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Think tanks wrap-up II

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks. T

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Today is Monday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2003 with 317 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2003 with 319 to follow.
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Analysis: Turkey's hazardous flight West

At times crash has seemed imminent. Then relative calm has been found. For two years Turkey has lived dangerously. Its flight towards membership of the European Union and economic stability will remain hazardous for at least another year to come.
IAN CAMPBELL, UPI Chief Economics Correspondent

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Today is Saturday, June 29, the 180th day of 2002 with 185 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2002 with 317 to follow. The moon is waxing, moving toward its first quarter.
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Today is Friday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2002 with 319 to follow. The moon is waxing, moving toward its first quarter.
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Abdullah Ocalan
WAP99062999 - 29 JUNE 1999 - - ANKARA, TURKEY: PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan, seen here in a February 17 photo aboard a jet on his way to Turkey was sentenced to death today by a Turkish court. Ocalan was arrested at the Greek Embassy in Kenya and is blamed for a decades-old Kurdish rebel movement that is alleged to have killed thousands in Turkey. iw/ho/ UPI
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Abdullah Öcalan (born 4 April 1948), is a Kurdish militant leader who founded the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in 1978. Between 1984 and his capture in 1999, he led a Kurdish nationalist guerrilla revolt against the Turkish state.

Öcalan was arrested abroad by Turkey, convicted of treason, and sentenced to death. The sentence was commuted to aggravated life imprisonment when Turkey abolished the death penalty in support of its bid to be admitted to membership in the European Union. He is the sole prisoner on the İmralı island, in the Sea of Marmara. Öcalan admitted to the violent nature of the PKK, and that he personally approved and organized attacks and executions. The conflict between Turkey and the PKK has resulted in over 40,000 lives being lost, including PKK members, the Turkish military, and civilians, both Kurdish and Turkish.

From prison, he has published several books, as recently as 2007.

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