Tuesday, October 20, 2009

PKK turnover offers hope for end to Kurdish problem

A small group of PKK members crossed into Turkey from northern Iraq yesterday in a show of support for the Turkish government's plan for peace.
The outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) turned over a group of its members to Turkish authorities yesterday at the Habur border gate, a groundbreaking move that may lead to the disarmament of the PKK, strengthening the hand of the government in its recently launched democratization package to end the country's decades-old Kurdish problem.