Thursday, February 18, 1999 Published at 18:17 GMT
Greek ministers resign over Ocalan
"Chaos in the government" - Greek papers
Three Greek cabinet ministers have resigned over their handling of the Ocalan affair as protests continue by Kurdish demonstrators.
Mr Ocalan had been in the care of the Greek authorities in Kenya at the time of his capture on Monday in as yet unexplained circumstances.
As preparations are made to put Mr Ocalan on trial, the Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit has promised that he will be safe in Turkish custody, and would receive a fair hearing.
Reacting to the resignations in Greece, Mr Ecevit said Greece was paying the price for helping the PKK and that should be a lesson to any country which supports terrorism.
Kurd protests go on
Kurdish activists angry at the arrest have continued their protests across Europe.
In Germany, Kurdish protestors have carried out several attacks on Turkish interests there, despite a warning that they face expulsion if the violence does not stop.
Mr Ocalan's supporters consider him a hero for leading the rebel Kurdistan Workers' Party (the PKK) its fight for a Kurdish homeland in Turkey. Turkey says he is a criminal responsible for more than 29,000 deaths.
He had been in Kenya for two weeks before his arrest, hiding at the Greek ambassador's residence. He was captured by Turkish commandos on Monday.
Pictures of humiliation
Turkey released more pictures of Mr Ocalan on Thursday.
He was shown blindfolded and handcuffed being transported to an island prison on a Turkish naval frigate.
He has been flown to a high-security island prison in the Sea of Marmara, south of Istanbul. Other prisoners are being moved to the mainland to leave him in solitary confinement.
Three European lawyers hoping to represent Mr Ocalan at his trial in Turkey have been refused entry to the country.
"Then he will be brought before the court, convicted and the death penalty will be passed and executed."
On the back of the seizure of Mr Ocalan, Turkey has launched a fresh crackdown on Kurdish dissent.
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 PKK.
There has also been further violence in Istanbul, where a number of vehicles were set alight and several buildings attacked.
Troops are currently in northern Iraq in an operation against Kurdish guerrilla bases.
A Turkish military spokesman described the incursion as a small operation against terrorists. But eye-witnesses said up to 4,000 troops with armoured vehicles were involved.
Correspondents say the aim may be to prevent Kurdish fighters from avenging their leader's capture.