Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

AFRICA NEWS

Search of Air Algerie crash site continues

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Sarkozy, Hollande and the scooter wars

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Confusion online over Air Algérie flight

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - July 25th, 2014 (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - July 25th, 2014

Read more

REPORTERS

Halal tourism on the rise

Read more

ENCORE!

Tunisia's Carthage International Festival turns 50

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

WWI Centenary: the battle for Verdun

Read more

THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

When big companies want to do good

Read more

  • In pictures: Debris and devastation at Air Algérie Flight AH5017 crash scene

    Read more

  • Kerry heads to Paris for new round of Gaza peace talks

    Read more

  • ‘No survivors’ from Algerian plane crash, says Hollande

    Read more

  • Paris bans new Gaza protest scheduled for Saturday

    Read more

  • Tour de France fans bring the ambience to the Pyrenees

    Read more

  • French families grieve for Algerian plane crash victims

    Read more

  • Protest against Gaza offensive turns deadly in West Bank

    Read more

  • Halal tourism on the rise

    Read more

  • LA Times wipes France off the map in air crash infographic

    Read more

  • Lithuania’s Navardauskas wins 19th stage of Tour de France

    Read more

  • French lawyer files complaint against Israel at ICC

    Read more

  • Ukraine names acting PM after Yatseniuk's shock resignation

    Read more

  • BNP to pay $80 million for defrauding Dept of Agriculture

    Read more

  • Deadly strike on UN shelter in Gaza Strip

    Read more

  • Pope meets Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan

    Read more

Europe

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.

Click here to read more on Hürriyet Daily News.

Date created : 2013-01-14

  • TURKEY - FRANCE

    Turkey questions Hollande over link to murdered Kurd

    Read more

  • FRANCE

    Slain PKK member was a rebel with a cause

    Read more

COMMENT(S)