Kurdish militants demand progress from Turkey or say peace process will end

Reuters News
Posted: Feb 17, 2015 5:30 AM

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Kurdish militants demanded concrete steps from the Turkish state to advance a peace process on Tuesday, saying negotiations would otherwise come close to ending, according to a statement published on a website close to the group.

"Our movement is at a stage of serious and critical thinking and of taking new decisions," the KCK, a political umbrella group linked to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants, said in the statement.

"Concrete steps should be taken by the (ruling) AK Party. Otherwise the peace process is at a very critical and dangerous stage, and near ending," it said.

(Reporting by Daren Butler; Writing by Ece Toksabay; Editing by Nick Tattersall)