PKK says halts militant activity in Turkey until elections
Turksih security members are seen during an operation in Diyarbakır. AA photoThe outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) called on its fighters to halt activities in Turkey unless they face an attack, a news website close to the organization said Oct. 10, three months after it ended a two-year-old de facto cease-fire.
Fırat news agency reported the head of the KCK, the PKK umbrella group, as saying the decision was taken in response to calls from within and outside Turkey and that its members would avoid acts which could prevent a "fair and just election" being held on Nov. 1.
The announcement came hours after at least 30 people were killed when twin explosions hit a rally of hundreds of activists outside Ankara's main train station in a terrorist attack.