Tuesday, October 20, 2009

FLASH Democracy and Peace Group is in Silopi

Submitted by Tsiatsan on Tuesday, October 20 2009
güncel Kurdish Info 20.10.2009- Turkey on Tuesday freed a First Peace group of Mahmur and Qandil. After being questioned by prosecutors, all 34 member of the Peace Group who crossed the border gate near Silopi in southeast Turkey were freed without charges to the cheers of several thousand jubilant supporters.
The PKK had announced rebels would return to Turkey on the wishes of jailed leader Abdullah Ocalan to promote peace.

About 3,000 people spent the night in tents near the Iraqi border to show support for the Peace Group.

Four lawmakers from the Democratic Society Party (DTP) and several lawyers accompanied the group during questioning, witnesses said.

DTP Chairman Ahmet Turk has said the move "shows that the PKK is insisting on peace not war".