World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said in initial comments on the overnight slaying of three Kurdish women in Paris that the killings may be the work of groups opposed to ongoing peace talks in Turkey to disarm the militant Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).
Speaking from Senegal, Erdoğan said that the government is determined to take “well-intentioned steps” on the Kurdish issue until they become successful.
Noting that the incident may also be a result of an intra-PKK conflict, Erdoğan called for patience until light shed on the killings. The Turkish government announced last week that it was conducting talks with the jailed leader of the PKK, Abdullah Öcalan, to broker a deal for the disarming of the militant group.
The PKK chief was captured in 1999, and has since been imprisoned on İmralı Island off the İstanbul coast in the Marmara Sea.
As part of this newly revived peace process, Öcalan also came together last week with two Kurdish politicians, a meeting in which he gave the message that politicians should do whatever is necessary to enable peace.
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