- Nov 25, 2008
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PKK likely to declare unilateral truce as a result of civil-society calls - Hurriyet Daily News and Economic ReviewThe outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK’s, decision to announce a cease-fire may have been influenced by calls from civil-society organizations for a halt to the violence as well as the beginning of Ramadan, experts have said.
Calls from civil society, the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party, or BDP, and the Democratic Society Congress, or DTK, for a bilateral cease-fire “played a role in this decision,” Galip Ensarioğlu, the chairman of the Diyarbakır Trade and Industry Chamber, told the Hürriyet Daily News & Economic Review on Thursday.
“The [PKK] cannot ignore those calls,” Ensarioğlu said.