International delegation returns without a response on İmralı visit

The 11-person international delegation that has been on a three-day visit to Turkey to make efforts for the re-initiation of peace talks has returned without getting a response for their demand to visit Kurdish people’s leader Abdullah Öcalan in İmralı prison.

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Naples Municipality awards Öcalan with ‘honorary citizenship’

Naples Municipality awarded Öcalan with ‘honorary citizenship’ during an official ceremony and press release in front of the municipality building. Mayor Luigi de Magistris, municipal board members, solidarity committee members, Öcalan’s lawyer Carmine Malinconico, HDP Parliamentarian Dilek Öcalan and Kurdistan Information Bureau representatives attended the ceremony that drew media attention

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President of BastA: Öcalan’s isolation must end with his freedom

Swiss Party BastA [Enough! Strong Alternative of Basel] President Martin Flückiger stated that the isolation of Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan must end immediately, and Turkey should set Öcalan free in order to continue the Solution Process on equal terms.

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The TIME 2013 100 most influential people

The Irish peace accord known as the Good Friday Agreement is 15 years old this month. For almost all that time, Abdullah Ocalan, a founder of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party, has been in prison in Turkey.

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