Turkish military says clashes with Kurdish militants in southeast

March 25, 2015 3:50 PM

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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The Turkish military exchanged fire with Kurdish rebels in southeast Turkey on Wednesday in a rare violation of a two-year old ceasefire, part of a peace process between the militants and Ankara.

The clash occurred four days after jailed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan said the group's 30-year insurgency against Turkey had become "unsustainable" and urged it to hold a congress on laying down its weapons.

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