"Oktay Ekşi: President Talabani's endeavors with the PKK
Turkish newspapers yesterday carried words by Talabani to Time magazine to the effect that 'We have convinced the PKK to engage in a cease-fire. In a few days, they will announce an official cease-fire.' But before the ink could even dry on these statements, it was also revealed yesterday that Talabani had told certain news agencies that 'If Turkey and other neighbors interfere in our internal affairs, then we will interfere in Turkey's internal affairs, by lending support to their opposition forces.' "
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