Abdullah Öcalan http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24395/all en UPDATE 1-Turkey, Ocalan map out steps to end Kurdish conflict http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-turkey-ocalan-map-out-steps-end-kurdish-conflict <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Jailed militant agrees four-stage process to disarmament</p> <p>* Kurdish politicians, PKK give cautious welcome</p> <p>* Pro-Kurdish party seeks role in negotiations</p> <p>* 40,000 killed since conflict began in 1984</p> <p>By Daren Butler</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-turkey-ocalan-map-out-steps-end-kurdish-conflict" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abdullah Öcalan Abdullah Ocalan Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights Asia European Convention on Human Rights Iraqi Kurdistan Kurdish people Kurdish–Turkish conflict Kurdistan independence movement Kurdistan Workers' Party Murat Karayılan Social Issues War Workers Party Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 16:00:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731666 at http://www.globalpost.com Kurdish rebel chief Ocalan dons mantle of peacemaker http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/kurdish-militant-leader-calls-fighters-leave-turkey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Daren Butler</p> <p>(Reuters) - Kurdish rebel Abdullah Ocalan was banished to his island prison 14 years ago, narrowly escaping the gallows. Greyer and tempered by long isolation, he now braves the scepticism of many Turks and some of his own fighters to don the mantle of peacemaker.</p> <p>Ocalan, long reviled in Turkish media as a 'monster', ordered his fighters on Thursday to withdraw to the mountains of northern Iraq and cease fighting, his words read to hundreds of thousands of Kurds gathered in the regional centre Diyarbakir.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/kurdish-militant-leader-calls-fighters-leave-turkey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abdullah Öcalan Abdullah Ocalan Asia Business Kurdish people Middle East War Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:16:02 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5789801 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkish PM - Kurdish rebel truce call is "positive development" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/turkish-pm-kurdish-rebel-ceasefire-call-positive-development <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan welcomed as a "positive development" a ceasefire call by jailed Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan on Thursday but said the important part would be its implementation.</p> <p>"I see the call, the invitation, as a positive development. However, of course what really matters is to implement this call. What happens in its implementation is very important," Erdogan told reporters during a visit to the Netherlands.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130321/turkish-pm-kurdish-rebel-ceasefire-call-positive-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abdullah Öcalan Asia European Convention on Human Rights Kurdish people Technology War Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:15:59 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5790011 at http://www.globalpost.com Doors open for PKK pull-out http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/doors-open-pkk-pull-out <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The “peace process” accelerates…</p><P>In a matter of 24 hours the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government has killed three birds with one stone: It has made public a “wise men” commission to explain the “farewell to arms” talks to the entire country; it has laid out a proposal to shape a parliamentary commission to oversee the process; and, most importantly, in all secrecy it has sent a new Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) delegation to the island of Imrali to iron out complications in order to give a go-ahead for the withdrawal of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) units from Turkey. </p><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/doors-open-pkk-pull-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abdullah Öcalan European Convention on Human Rights Politics Technology War Asianet Sat, 06 Apr 2013 20:40:46 +0000 Asianet 5804643 at http://www.globalpost.com What will the wise men do? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/what-will-the-wise-men-do <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> The members of the wise men commission who will join the solution process have been identified, and they had a meeting with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday. This column was written ahead of that meeting.</p><P>Before trying to answer the question posed in the title, I would like to discuss the attribute "wise." The common denominator of the people on the commission list is that they all support the ongoing peace process launched by the government.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130406/what-will-the-wise-men-do" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abdullah Öcalan Kurdish people Politics Technology Asianet Sat, 06 Apr 2013 20:41:16 +0000 Asianet 5804644 at http://www.globalpost.com Courting Kurdish vote, Turkey's Erdogan warns against sabotaging peace http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140528/courting-kurdish-vote-turkeys-erdogan-warns-against-sabotaging- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Seyhmus Cakan</p> <p>DIYARBAKIR Turkey (Reuters) - Kurdish demonstrators have blocked a highway in southeast Turkey and seized a soldier in protest at the building of military outposts, exposing the fragility of a peace process which Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan hopes may help him win the presidency.</p> <p>Erdogan launched a peace process with Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan in 2012 to try to end a three-decade insurgency which has killed 40,000 people, a move long unthinkable in the face of strong nationalist opposition.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140528/courting-kurdish-vote-turkeys-erdogan-warns-against-sabotaging-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abdullah Öcalan European Convention on Human Rights Kurdish people Politics Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Wed, 28 May 2014 15:44:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6160189 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkey reassures Ocalan on Kurdish peace in secret meeting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140820/turkey-reassures-ocalan-kurdish-peace-secret-meeting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Turkey's spy chief assured the imprisoned leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in a secret meeting last week that the state will press ahead with the peace process to end 30 years of conflict, media reports said Wednesday.</p> <p>The head of Turkey's National Intelligence Organisation (MIT), Hakan Fidan, met on Friday with PKK chief Abdullah Ocalan in his island prison, media quoted Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay as saying.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140820/turkey-reassures-ocalan-kurdish-peace-secret-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abdullah Öcalan Asia European Convention on Human Rights War AFP Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:22:12 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6236217 at http://www.globalpost.com