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Turkish Kurds warn of reply if Ocalan is being poisoned

Turkey’s Kurds may respond with violence if jailed rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan’s life is really in danger, the country’s main Kurdish party warned on Friday following claims that Ocalan is being progressively poisoned in prison. “If the allegations are true, it means that a planned murder is being consciously committed,” said Aysel Tugluk, deputy chairperson of the Democratic Society Party (DTP). “Ocalan wields influence over the Kurdish people. If something bad happens, those who sympathize with him will react … Turkey will be faced with very serious dangers. Full Story

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