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Turkey Ends Eight-Year Ban on Lawyers Visiting Imprisoned PKK Leader Ocalan

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Turkey on Thursday lifted its longtime ban on lawyer visits for imprisoned PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan, the justice minister said, according to The New Arab

The decision marks a reversal of an eight-year policy of isolation met by protest by Kurds worldwide.

Turkey earlier this month allowed two lawyers to visit Ocalan for the first time since 2011, in a decision which many pundits say was motivated by the highly contentious election due to be held in Istanbul next month.

"The ruling that prevents meetings [with his lawyers] has been lifted and the opportunity to meet with him has been allowed," justice minister Abdulhamit Gul told reporters.

He added that visits could still be limited on security grounds.

 


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