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Kurdish party denies Ocalan asked PKK rebels to leave unarmed

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's main pro-Kurdish political party denied on Thursday media reports that jailed Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan had told his fighters to leave the country without their weapons under a peace plan.Full story

Kurdish rebel chief Ocalan dons mantle of peacemaker

(Reuters) - Kurdish rebel Abdullah Ocalan was banished to his island prison 14 years ago, narrowly escaping the gallows. Greyer and tempered by long isolation, he now braves the skepticism of many Turks and some of his own fighters to don the mantle of peacemaker. Full story

PKK rebels back jailed chief Ocalan's peace talks: Commander

ANKARA (Reuters) - Kurdish rebel fighters plan to back jailed leader Abdullah Ocalan's peace efforts with the Turkish state and have written to him of their misgivings, a top commander said on Friday. Full story

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Demonstrators hold Kurdish flags and flags with portraits of the jailed Kurdistan Workers Party leader Ocalan during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in Diyarbakir
Demonstrators hold Kurdish flags and flags with portraits of the jailed Kurdistan Workers Party leader Ocalan during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in Diyarbakir

Demonstrators hold Kurdish flags and flags with portraits of the jailed Kurdistan Workers Party leader Abdullah Ocalan during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March 21, 2013. Ocalan ordered his fighters on Thursday to cease fire and withdraw from Turkis

Demonstrators hold Kurdish flags and flags with portraits of jailed Kurdistan Workers Party leader Ocalan during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir
Demonstrators hold Kurdish flags and flags with portraits of jailed Kurdistan Workers Party leader Ocalan during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir

Demonstrators hold Kurdish flags and flags with portraits of jailed Kurdistan Workers Party leader Abdullah Ocalan during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March 21, 2013. Ocalan ordered his fighters on Thursday to cease fire and withdraw from Turkish so

Demonstrators hold Kurdish flags and portraits of jailed Kurdistan Workers Party leader Ocalan during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir
Demonstrators hold Kurdish flags and portraits of jailed Kurdistan Workers Party leader Ocalan during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir

Demonstrators hold Kurdish flags and portraits of jailed Kurdistan Workers Party leader Abdullah Ocalan during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir March 21, 2013. Ocalan ordered his fighters on Thursday to cease fire and withdraw from Turkish soil as a ste