Ocalan blames Turkish repression
Thursday 24 June 1999
THE KURDISH rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan for the first time sought to blame Turkish repression for the 14-year armed uprising he led, when he made his final statement to a Turkish court yesterday. "Even the smallest obstacle is enough to spark these uprisings," Mr Ocalan said. He stands accused of trying to break up the Turkish state. A verdict in the trial is expected by the end of the month.
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