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Paris murders will not derail PKK talks, says Turkish MP

Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2013-01-14

Turkish lawmaker Yalçın Akdoğan has said that the murder of three Kurdish activists in France’s capital Paris last week will not derail peace talks with Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed leader of the Kurdish separatist PKK movement.

There is currently great social and political support for the peace process that started with talks held with Abdullah Öcalan, the jailed leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), according to a close adviser to the Turkish prime minister. Even the execution of three female PKK members in Paris has not led society to despair, said Yalçın Akdoğan. “On the contrary, the resoluteness has been more underlined; the will to continue the process and to bring it to a solution has increased.” Those who might want to sabotage the process will not succeed, Akdoğan, a member of Parliament, told the Hürriyet Daily News in a recent interview.

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Date created : 2013-01-14

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