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Turkish PM: Kurdish rebel ceasefire call "positive development"

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Thu, 21 Mar 2013 14:41 GMT
Author: Reuters
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ANKARA, March 21 (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan welcomed as a "positive development" a ceasefire call by jailed Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan on Thursday but said the important part would be its implementation.

"I see the call, the invitation, as a positive development. However, of course what really matters is to implement this call. What happens in its implementation is very important," Erdogan told reporters during a visit to The Netherlands. (Reporting by Jonathon Burch and Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

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