Turkey's close encounters of the Kurd kind
After 30 years and 40,000 deaths, Turkey is now openly seeking a political solution to its Kurdish problem/ The peace move also aids the presidential ambitions of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
In southern Turkey’s Imrali Prison, Abdullah Ocalan, leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), awaits news of how Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan proposes to resolve the Kurdish problem. For 14 years the prisoner has been confined to a cell that was built especially for him, trying to persuade Turkish authorities that he has an offer worthy of their consideration.
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