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MAR 01, 2013 - The Guardian

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Locked in a fateful embrace: Turkey's PM and his Kurdish prisoner

Catastrophes within Turkey and across its borders are pushing Erdogan and Öcalan towards peace. Will they grab it?A couple of hours south of the marinas of Istanbul in the middle of the Sea of Marmara sits Imrali island, a no-go area sealed off by the Turkish state. The island is Turkey's most high-security prison – its equivalent of Alcatraz or Robben Island in South Africa – adapted to incarcerate one man, Abdullah Öcalan, the founder of the Kurdistan Workers' party (PKK) – an armed group of Kurdish fighters engaged in an insurrection against the Turkish state for 30 years.Public enemy no ... Read More

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