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Turkey grants jailed PKK leader family visit

Abdullah Ocalan founded the armed movement to fight for greater rights for Turkey's Kurds in the 1970s and led a bloody insurrection against the TurkishTurkey on Saturday granted permission to the family of jailed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan to visit him for the first time in two years, in an apparent bid to counter alarm over his welfare. Ocalan’s family will be allowed to see him at his high security jail on the prison island of Imrali off Istanbul over the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Adha beginning next week, the state-run Anadolu news agency said. Turkish media reports said this will be the first family visit Ocalan has been allowed since October 6, 2014.

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