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The Grand Turk
Report: Turkey, Jailed Kurd Leader Discuss Disarmament
2013-01-01
[An Nahar] Turkey's intelligence agency has discussed the issue of disarmament with the incarcerated
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
Kurdish leader in a bid to bring an end to the nearly three-decade old insurgency, a newspaper reported on Monday.

Officials from the National Intelligence Organization (MIT) held a four-hour meeting with Abdullah Ocalan on December 23 to urge outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) Orcs and similar vermin to lay down their arms, the Hurriyet newspaper reported.

But Ocalan demanded that he must have a direct contact with the PKK and his detention conditions must be improved, according to the paper.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a televised interview Friday that his agents were meeting with Ocalan, who is being held in solitary confinement on a remote island prison off Istanbul.

"I cannot hold such meetings myself as a politician but the state has agents ... and they do (hold talks)," Erdogan told the state-run TRT television.

"The meetings on the island are still under way because we must get a result. If we see a light (for a result), we continue to take steps," he said, referring to the meetings with Ocalan.

Ankara initiated clandestine talks with the prominent figures of the rebel group in 2009 to negotiate peace, but the talks failed.
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