Sunday, February 21, 1999 Published at 02:50 GMT
Violence at Ocalan protests
Kurdish anger in Tehran outside the Turkish embassy
There has been more violence as Kurds continue to protest against Turkey's capture of rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan.
And demonstrations are set to continue for a fourth day with thousands of Kurds expected to march through London.
Kurdish demonstrators in Paris briefly occupied the Unesco headquarters, and in Switzerland activists stormed the Berne offices of the Radical Democratic Party seizing two hostages.
Human rights groups say more than 1,000 Kurds have been arrested in Turkey as the authorities try to end protests against the capture of Mr Ocalan, who is now being questioned on a prison island south of Istanbul.
Mr Ocalan, leader of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), was seized by Turkish agents in Kenya on Tuesday after a fortnight staying in the Greek embassy in Nairobi.
Local press reports say his trial is also expected to take place on the island from which all other inmates have been evacuated.
About 10,000 troops are involved in military action directed against PKK bases in northern Iraq, Turkish newspapers reported on Friday.
Correspondents say Turkey wants to capitalise on its arrest of Mr Ocalan by attacking now-leaderless PKK forces and destroying guerrilla bases from where PKK operations are launched.
Baghdad, which has nominal sovereignty over northern Iraq but no presence there, has strongly condemned the Turkish incursion.
Ocalan trial concerns
There have been international calls for Mr Ocalan to receive a fair trial in Turkey, which has in the past been accused of human rights abuses.
Mr Ecevit said countries which refused to try Mr Ocalan after he had left Syria were not in a position to criticise Turkey.
But human rights groups have accused Turkey of already violating the law by refusing Mr Ocalan access to a lawyer of his choosing.
The defence team was barred fromTurkey when its members arrived on Wednesday.
Britta Boehler told an Arabic newspaper there was solid information about intelligence co-operation between the US and Greece to get Mr Ocalan out of Europe where it would be easier for him to be snatched.
Mr Ocalan's arrest sparked a wave of dramatic demonstrations around the world with protesters burning themselves and occupying embassies of countries they blamed for their leader's capture.
On Thursday, there were violent clashes between Kurdish activists and Turkish police. The town of Cizre near the Iraqi border was described as being under curfew.
And on Wednesday, Israeli security guards shot dead three protesters trying to storm the Israeli consulate in Berlin.