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Saturday, September 30, 2006

World Crises | Reuters.co.uk-Turkey's PKK declares truce from Sunday-report

"Turkey's PKK declares truce from Sunday-report
Sat 30 Sep:11:29 BST

ISTANBUL, Sept 30 (Reuters) - The outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), fighting for autonomy in Turkey's southeast, has declared a unilateral ceasefire starting on Sunday, a pro-Kurdish news agency said on Saturday.

The PKK statement, carried on Firat news agency, was a response to a call by their jailed leader Abdullah Ocalan, who this week urged the guerrillas to implement an unconditional ceasefire as violence in the country's mainly Kurdish southeast increased."

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