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REHABILITATION law (will) recognise a negotiation process, providing an underlying state guarantee to shore up efforts until the ultimate goal of surrendering weapons is realised, lawmaker Idris Baluken, who has met both with Ocalan and the PKK to facilitate the process, told Reuters.

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In a sign of how precarious the talks are, PKK fighters exchanged fire with a special forces unit in a rural district of Elazig province in eastern Turkey overnight, security sources said. No one was hurt in the incident.

Protests have flared cheap Canada Goose up in the mainly Kurdish southeast in recent weeks over the construction of new military outposts, with demonstrators blocking a highway between Diyarbakir city and Bingol province. But that protest, which resulted in the deaths of two protesters, has now come to an end.

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