Today's Zaman reports:
Some of the most prominent figures in Kurdish politics, who have been in the northern autonomous Kurdish region for a visit, met with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani on Sunday purportedly to enlist his help in convincing the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) to initiate a cease-fire amidst ongoing military operations by the Turkish military against PKK bases in northern Iraq.
Kurdish politicians such as Ahmet Türk and Aysel Tuğluk, who currently jointly head the Democratic Society Congress (DTK), a civil society platform that is an unofficial continuation of the now defunct Democratic Society Party (DTP), the predecessor of the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP), and the BDP's Selahattin Demirtaş and Gültan Kışanak met in İstanbul last week with Massoud Barzani, head of Iraq's Kurdish autonomous region, where the PKK has made a home to launch attacks into Turkey.
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