Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Yalcin Akdogan (C), accompanied by Interior Minister Efkan Ala (3rd L) meets with pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakers Sirri Sureyya Onder (3rd R), ... more 
Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Yalcin Akdogan (C), accompanied by Interior Minister Efkan Ala (3rd L) meets with pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakers Sirri Sureyya Onder (3rd R), Pervin Buldan (2nd R) and Idris Baluken (R) in Istanbul February 28, 2015. Jailed Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan called on his followers to take a "historic" decision to lay down their arms, according to a statement on Saturday, a crucial step in Turkey's drive to end a 30-year insurgency by Kurdish rebels. Sirri Sureyya Onder, a lawmaker from parliament's pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), read a statement from Ocalan on live TV that urged the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) to attend a congress on disarmament in the spring months. REUTERS/Turkish Prime Minister's Press Office/Handout via Reuters (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. NO SALES. NO ARCHIVES less 
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