Kurdish party makes 'final warning'

Kurdish militants issued what they said was a "final warning" to Turkey on Friday.

Kurdish party makes 'final warning'

World Bulletin / News Desk

Kurdish militants issued what they said was a "final warning" to Turkey on Friday to take concrete steps to advance a peace process aimed at ending a three-decade insurgency, or be responsible for it grinding to a halt.

Ankara and jailed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan launched peace talks last October to halt a conflict which has killed 40,000 people and blighted Turkey's southeast.

Kurdish politicians have called on the AK Party (AKP) government to act quickly to launch reforms set out under the process, but Ankara has said a withdrawal of Kurdish fighters to northern Iraq launched in May is happening too slowly.

"As a movement we are warning the AKP government for the last time ... If concrete steps are not taken in the shortest time on the subjects set out by our people and the public, the process will not advance and the AKP government will be responsible," the PKK said on one of its websites.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 19 Temmuz 2013, 17:54
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