Saturday, August 29, 1998 Published at 19:28 GMT 20:28 UK
Turkey ignores Kurd cease-fire
The PKK has led a violent campaign in Turkey for 14 years
The Turkish government says it will not respond to the announcement of a unilateral cease-fire by the Kurdish separatist movement, the PKK, which has been waging a 14-year guerrilla campaign in the south-east of the country.
He said the cease-fire would come into effect on Tuesday - although his fighters would defend themselves if attacked.
However, the Prime Minister, Mesut Yilmaz, said Turkey would never agree to negotiate with the PKK and Mr Ocalan should give himself up.
The Deputy Prime Minister, Bulent Ecevit, said the PKK had called cease-fires before, but its operations continued and its men were still up in the mountains.
The rebel movement has indicated that it is prepared to consider a political solution involving autonomy which would preserve the unity of the Turkish state.
But our correspondent says most Turks will still distrust its intentions and, in particular, the armed forces refuse to consider any move which could be interpreted as a compromise with the PKK.
There are estimated to be some 12 million people of Kurdish origin living in Turkey.
Kurds also live in Iraq, Iran and Syria.