Kurdish guerrilla leader Abdullah Ocalan is willing to face trial by an international court because he believes it will give him a chance to prove his innocence, his lawyer said in Rome. Giuliano Pisapia said an international court would offer the possibility of deciding if “a situation of war” exists in Turkey between the government and Kurds, and if international law regarding war should apply in his case. Turkey has rejected the proposal. Rome has rejected Ankara’s demand for Ocalan to be extradited.
Kurd Leader Willing to Face Trial
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