Jailed Kurdish chief Ocalan says Turkish insurgency unsustainable

March 21, 2015 3:26 PM

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Jailed Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan said on Saturday his militant group’s three-decade insurgency against the Turkish state had become “unsustainable”, but stopped short of declaring an immediate end to its armed struggle.

In a message relayed by Kurdish politicians to tens of thousands gathered in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, the leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) urged his militant group to hold a congress on laying down its weapons.

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