THE STANS

kurdistan-map-lgIstanbul (AFP) March 18, 2013 – Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has confirmed he will call for a “historic” ceasefire on Thursday, the start of the Kurdish New Year, a lawmaker said after meeting the jailed PKK chief. “I continue with my preparations to make a (ceasefire) call on March 21, during the Newroz celebrations. The declaration I am going to make will be historic,” Ocalan wrote in a letter read to reporters b … more