Video: PKK Fighters in Turkey to Withdraw to Iraq

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.

On Wednesday Kurdish rebels say they’ll start pulling their fighters out of Turkey into Iraq as part of a peace plan with the Turkish government.

The Kurdistan Workers Party, PKK, was founded in 1978. Six years later it began an armed rebellion against Turkey in a conflict that has killed more than 40,000 people.

Two weeks ago Murat Karayilan, the military leader of the PKK, declared his fighters will begin to withdraw from Turkey on May 8.

Al Jazeera’s Caroline Malone reports on what this means for the people affected by decades of conflict.

(Source: Al Jazeera)

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