PKK declares end to pre-election truce in Turkey

The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) took up arms against Turkey to establish an independent Kurdish state in 1984The outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) said Thursday it has ended a unilateral truce it had declared ahead of the weekend election in Turkey. Its announcement comes after several days of Turkish air raids against the PKK in both southeastern Turkey and across the border in northern Iraq and a spate of deadly clashes. “The unilateral state of inaction has ended due to the AKP government’s latest attacks,” the rebels said in a statement quoted by the pro-Kurdish Firat news agency, referring to the Justice and Development Party.

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