PKK dismisses media reports of withdrawing from Turkey.

By bne IntelliNews February 1, 2013
The PKK dismissed on Thursday media reports suggesting that it will declare a ceasefire probably in February and as a confidence building measure its 100 militants will lay down arms and withdraw from Turkey in the spring. Those reports are part of a deliberate psychological war aimed at manipulating public opinion, the PKK said. Talks are being held only between the government officials and PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan at the Imrali Island prison, where Ocalan has been kept since his capture in 1999, the PKK said, rejecting speculations that its umbrella group KCK is also involved. The PKK fully supports Ocalan in the talks as the representative of the group and the Kurdish people, the organisation said.

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