Saturday, March 2, 2013

Turkish captives to be released by Kurdish rebels: agency

Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) rebels are planning to release a group of captured Turkish officials within the next 10 days as part of a broader peace deal, the state-run Anatolia Agency reported on Saturday.

The PKK has been fighting Turkey's central government since 1984 and is negotiating with the authorities to try to end a conflict that has claimed some 40,000 lives.