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Kurdish Leader Seeks Settlement, Peace

'This [peace settlement] is the most significant thing that we could present to our people. Today is not only my birthday, but is also rebirth of a people.

'... Without looking whether they are poor or rich, old or young, man or woman, I call on those who say I'm honorable and decent, to take place in the settlement process and contribute to it. Everybody must know that the life [in Turkey] will be different.

'Let not a drop of blood be shed during this settlement process.

Abdullah Ocalan, founder and leader
of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) 
in a statement after meeting with
a Peace and Democracy Party (BDP)
delegation which visited him April 3
as part of ongoing peace efforts to
end the decades-old Kurdish conflict

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