London MED TV Television in Turkish 1850 GMT August 28, 1998 “Teleconference” with PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan by telephone from an unidentified location, moderated by Gunay Aslan, including Duygu Leloglu from NTV, Tayfun Talipoglu from ATV, Huseyin Aykol from Ulkede Gundem, Ali Haydar Yurtsever and Fikret Aydemir from Milliyet, Mehmet Comert from Ihlas News Agency,… Continue reading

February 25, 1998 Editor’s note: The following incomplete introduction refers to the televised “town meeting” on Iraq which aired on CNN earlier this month, during which U.S. Secretary of Defense William Cohen held up a photograph of Kurdish victims of Saddam Hussein’s chemical bombing in Halapja on March 18, 1988. Newscaster: Cohen called the dead… Continue reading

Saturday, October 25, 1997 Page A18 The Washington Post EFFORTS TO TAKE political advantage of political prisoners are an old  story. The current case in Washington involves Leyla Zana, an  internationally known advocate of self-determination, or statehood, for  Kurds in Turkey. Elected to the Turkish parliament in 1991, she was  sentenced three years later to… Continue reading