Jailed Kurdish rebel leader says peace process still on track
ANKARA (Reuters) - Jailed Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan said on Sunday that a peace process to end three decades of conflict was still continuing with all "seriousness", but that Ankara needed to take concrete steps before parliament opens in October.
There has been a rise in violence in Turkey's southeast in recent weeks, and Ocalan's militant Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on Friday issued what it said was a "final warning" to Turkey to take steps to advance the process.
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