Öcalan’s lawyers request visit on anniversary of his arrest

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Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Lawyers of jailed PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan have again appealed to Turkish authorities for permission to visit him in jail. Öcalan has’t been granted the right to see his lawyers for years already. His lawyers submitted their new request on the 19th anniversary of Ocalan’s arrest. Lawyers have previously expressed More...

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