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Thursday, February 18, 1999 Published at 10:49 GMT


World: Europe

Hundreds of Kurdish activists in Turkey arrested


FORMERLY OCALAN TWO The leading human rights group in Turkey says hundreds of Kurdish activists have been arrested there following the capture of the Kurdish separatist leader, Abdullah Ocalan.

Many of those detained are members of the main pro-Kurdish political party, Hadep, which the Turkish authorities accuse of acting as the political wing of the Kurdistan Workers' Party the PKK.

There has also been further violence in Istanbul, where a number of vehicles were set alight and several buildings attacked.

Several thousand Turkish troops are currently in northern Iraq in an operation launched on the day of Mr Ocalan's arrest against Kurdish guerrilla bases.

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