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The message is a confirmation of a call by Eucalan in late February on the PKK to convene a congress to discuss laying down arms on the basis of a 10-article blueprint that sets out rather vague steps for democratization.
Possibilities of releasing PKK leader Abdulla Ocalan are expected, after 15 years in prison, to be followed by a 3-stage peace process, including a ceasefire, withdrawal of PKK fighters from Turkey and laying down arms. It is expected that the withdrawal process will start on 8 May instant.
It is seeking to cajole the PKK into permanently laying down arms and ending the conflict peacefully.