Monday, 13 August 2012

Kurdish PKK rebels kidnap ethnic Kurdish lawmaker in Turkey


Turkey's Kurdish region,— Kurdish rebels abducted late Sunday an ethnic Kurdish lawmaker from the Republican People's Party (CHP) in the south-eastern Kurdish city of Tunceli, security sources and local officials said.

Tunceli lawmaker Huseyin Aygun was kidnapped by members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) after his car was stopped by the rebels on the highway, security sources told AFP.

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  1. Source Kurdpress News PKK releases CHP deputy
    Hakkari- The Militants of Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) on Tuesday freed Turkish opposition lawmaker Hussein Aygun after two days.
    Confirming his release report, Dersim Governor Mustafa Taskesen said the Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy was at a military post near the location where the was kidnapped by PKK members on Sunday August 12.
    A CHP lawmaker, Veli Agababa, told NTV television yesterday that a group from his Party is going to meet with Aygun, Hurriyet daily reported.
    Aygun was on his way from Ovacik district to southeastern province of Tunceli, when his car was stopped by PKK rebels and he was then kidnapped.
    Aygun is best known for his support to learning in mother language, and also his comment about Dersim Massacre in 1938- 39.
    He said “Ataturk has full Knowledge of what was going on.”