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Release Of Turks Could Speed Cease-Fire With PKK

Wed, March 20, 2013 8:00am

Story by Peter Kenyon

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A fragile peace process between the Turkish government and the PKK, the militant Kurdistan Worker's Party, got a boost with the release of several Turks who had been captured by PKK fighters and held in northern Iraq. It's the latest sign of goodwill in a rapprochement effort that many in Turkey hope will lead to a PKK cease-fire, and a halt to Turkish military operations.

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