PKK declares unilateral ceasefire

The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) guerillas have declared a unilateral cease-fire, while still maintaining the right to “self-defense” against Turkish forces. “We are renewing our declaration to halt attacks against the Turkish army,” said PKK official Abdul Rahman Chaderchi, speaking in northern Iraq, AP reported. “We want peace and we are ready for negotiations. But if Turkey decides to attack our bases inside Turkey or inside Iraqi Kurdistan, then this unilateral cease-fire will be meaningless. If we are attacked, we will fight back and we have the ability to confront any Turkish aggression.” (IraqSlogger, June 12)

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