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URGENT ¥¥¥ Jailed Kurdish rebel leader Ocalan calls for ceasefire

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Jailed Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan called Thursday for a ceasefire in the 29-year-conflict with Turkey and for rebel fighters to withdraw.

"We are at a stage where guns should be silenced," Ocalan said in a letter written from his prison cell and read out to a vast crowd in the southern city of Diyarbakir by a Kurdish lawmaker.

"We are at a stage where our armed elements should withdraw from Turkey."

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130321/urgent-jailed-kurdish-rebel-leader-ocalan-calls-ceasefire