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Kurdish rebels say Turkish army is endangering peaceful pullout

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's Kurdish rebels have accused the army of endangering an agreed pullout of rebel fighters from the mostly Kurdish southeast, due to start on Wednesday, with surveillance drones and large-scale movements of men and equipment. Top Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) commander Murat Karayilan ordered his fighters last month to begin withdrawing to bases in northern Iraq as part of a plan to end three decades of conflict with the Turkish state.

Kandil complies with withdrawal decision, has reservations, reports say

Top operatives of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the Kandil Mountains of northern Iraq, where PKK hideouts are located, have agreed to the withdrawal of PKK terrorist from Turkish soil, yet they say they have reservations, media reports indicated on Tuesday.Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) Co-chairperson Selahattin Demirtas and BDP Istanbul deputy Sirri Sureyya Onder returned from Kandil to Turkey on Tuesday. They had traveled to the region in order to deliver a letter written by the imprisoned PKK leader, Abdullah Ocalan, to PKK operatives in Kandil.

PKK to withdraw fighters if Turkey shows goodwill: commander

The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) will only pull its fighters out of Turkey once it sees concrete steps from Ankara following the outlawed group's ceasefire, a top rebel commander said Saturday. Murat Karayilan made the warning in a video message in which he said the PKK was officially proclaiming the ceasefire which jailed Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan called for on Thursday.

UPDATE 1-Turkey, Ocalan map out steps to end Kurdish conflict

* Jailed militant agrees four-stage process to disarmament * Kurdish politicians, PKK give cautious welcome * Pro-Kurdish party seeks role in negotiations * 40,000 killed since conflict began in 1984 By Daren Butler
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