FILE - In this June 29, 1999 file photo, Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan, right, stands next to a Turkish gendarme during his trial after he was sentenced to death at a special cou

 

              FILE - In this June 29, 1999 file photo, Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan, right, stands next to a Turkish gendarme during his trial after he was sentenced to death at a special cou
FILE - In this June 29, 1999 file photo, Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan, right, stands next to a Turkish gendarme during his trial after he was sentenced to death at a special court on charges of treason for leading a 15-year fight for Kurdish autonomy in southeast Turkey, on the prison island of Imrali, Turkey. Imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan said Monday, March 18, 2013 that peace talks with Turkey are making "positive progress" and that he plans to make a "historic" announcement to coincide with a Kurdish spring festival. (AP Photo/Abdurrahman Antakyali, Anatolia, File)