Kurdish militants freeze retreat from Turkey

September 9, 2013 10:07

ISTANBUL - Kurdish militants have stopped withdrawing from Turkish soil, a website linked to the militants said on Monday, citing failures by the Turkish government to take steps agreed under a nascent peace process.

The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) guerrillas had started the withdrawal earlier this year. However, Cemil Bayik, the co-head of the rebels' political wing, told the same website, Firat News, last week that the government had failed to meet its side of the bargain.

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