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Wednesday, 24 November, 1999, 16:10 GMT
PKK commander seeks asylum in Holland



A senior member of the outlawed guerrilla movement, the PKK, has applied for asylum in Holland.

A Justice Ministry spokeswoman said it was not clear when the former commander, Murat Karayilan, had entered the country.

Mr Karayilan is wanted in Turkey for allegedly taking part in armed insurgency.

The spokeswoman said Mr Karayilan would be screened to find out whether he had taken part in violent actions.

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