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DyYARBAKIR (CyHAN)- The jailed leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Abdullah Eucalan, repeated on Saturday his call for a PKK congress to discuss laying down arms and begin an "era of peace.
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 seeking to cajole the PKK into permanently laying down arms and ending the conflict peacefully.