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Turkish Kurdish Rebel Groups Dissolve

The Kurdish guerrilla group that battled the Turkish army for some 15 years announced Tuesday that it was dissolving itself and was planning to form a new group that would likely would pursue Kurdish rights through negotiations. The Kurdistan Workers Party changed its name to the Congress for Freedom and Democracy in Kurdistan, or KADEK, last year and announced a shift in strategy, saying it would peacefully campaign for Kurdish rights. KADEK on Monday said it was dissolving to allow for the formation of a more democratic, broader group, but gave few details. “KADEK is being dissolved in order to make way for a new, more democratic organizational structure that allows for broader participation,” the group said in a statement. Full Story

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