POLITICS > Turkish intelligence could meet with imprisoned PKK leader if necessary, Turkish PM says


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Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT) could hold talks with İmrali, where the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party’s (PKK) leader Abdullah Öcalan is in prison, if it is considered a necessary step to finding a solution to end terror in the country, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said.
“MİT can do any kind of move, anytime ... For example, if it's necessary to go to İmralı tomorrow, I would say to the MİT undersecretary, ‘Do what has to be done,’" Erdoğan said during his return flight from Azerbaijan, private broadcaster NTV reported today.  

Such meetings may be held if they bring a solution and should not be considered a move supporting terror, he added.


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Turk Uzan

10/18/2012 4:40:43 PM

@ Mara, in this rare occasion I completely agree with you, this is a disgrace @ Adam, also agree ...

mara mcglothin

10/18/2012 3:05:18 PM

To what ends? He will meet with a convicted criminal, BUT he won't hunt the current leader of the PKK? Somethings never cease to amaze. Only in Turkey!

Adam Polk

10/18/2012 12:13:10 PM

BIG QUESTION. WHY erdogan didn't want to corporate USA and hunt leaders of PKK? is he playing for elections? aiming kurdish votes,? couple days ago he mention al-Qaeda and pkk not same, why is that? they both hurt innocent civilians, kidnap teachers etc. both terrorist organizations. Ocalan is a convicted criminal, what a shameful act, negotiating with terrorists...

Recep Ozel

10/18/2012 12:07:21 PM

More hot air, and talk for the sake of talk. The PM needs to go to a Hamam and freshen up.
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