Ankara has reportedly come to an agreement with jailed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) chief Abdullah Ocalan on a framework for ending the decades-old Kurdish conflict in Turkey. The war has killed 40,000 people since 1984, and Ankara's efforts to put it down have engendered policies which have undermined Turkish civil rights. Turkey has at times restricted movement throughout the country's southeast, and has systematically arrested Kurdish reporters and editors until it leads the world in jailed journalists. The agreement would exchange rebel disarmament for increased minority rights, according to Turkish reports conveyed by Reuters.
Turkey-PKK Agreement Reportedly Reached
UPDATED 15:28 PM EST, January 8, 2013