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Ahmet Türk. AA Photo

Ahmet Türk. AA Photo

Peace and Democracy Party Deputy Ayla Akat Ata, lawyer Meral Danış and independent deputy Ahmet Türk traveled to İmralı Island on Jan.3 to meet with the imprisoned leader of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) Abdullah Öcalan, according to daily Radikal.

The group was picked up from Ataköy this morning around 8 a.m. and returned to Istanbul around 3 p.m. in the afternoon.

Öcalan is serving a life sentence on İmralı island in the Marmara Sea.
 
The PKK is recognized as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the European Union and the United States.

January/03/2013

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mara mcglothin

1/3/2013 5:00:39 PM

If this man is going to run the PKK from prison why don't they just let him out? I thought the whole point of him being in jail is that he committed crimes and should have no say or business in the outside World. The only person able to meet with him should be his lawyer, and then only if he has an appeal pending, which I don't believe that he does. Simple. Only in Turkey.
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