The Education Personnel Labor Union vice president, Ramazan Ecakyrcy, gave a speech at the meeting, saying "For peace to be achieved the organization [PKK] must lay down arms
quickly, open the way to a normalization process and give up on the impositions leading to fear and oppression."
"The time of ceasefire will be very short, and illegal armed units should lay down arms
, and order should be established in the region for this period of time," the president added.
A jirga in tehsil Kabal had warned the absconding militants in the region to lay down arms
and surrender before the forces by May 20.
envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan said the 65 nations meeting in London on Thursday would back Kabul's proposal to set up a reintegration fund to persuade Taliban fighters to lay down arms
. "The reintegration program that President Karzai is announcing and the international community will support is an opportunity for people fighting at the local commander level to stop fighting, come in from the cold and rejoin Afghan society -- if they renounce al-Qaeda," he said.
The rebels need not lay down arms
, he said, adding that the dialogue process could start if they simply halted violence.
Summary: <p>Turkey's government is considering other ways to make Kurdish rebels lay down arms
besides military operations, Interior Minister Besir Atalay said Monday, though granting fighters amnesty was not among immediate plans.AaAtalay was speaking at a live broadcast revealing the outcome of his month-long efforts to build wide public support for a still unannounced initiative to end the 25-year-old.
Heller had also called on the LTTE, an acronym for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, to ''immediately lay down arms
and renounce terror tactics,'' the mission said.
Basque separatist group Eta issued a second statement today, reaffirming the Spanish group's willingness to lay down arms
Now will the Prime Minister follow in their footsteps and ask the British troops in Iraq to lay down arms
and return home?
A delegate to the Iraqi National Conference said Sadr has agreed to lay down arms
and withdraw his militia from the shrine.
Egyptian mediators went home from Gaza without a firm agreement from Hamas and other armed groups to lay down arms
, but Palestinian officials said they are confident a deal could be reached.
Field sources reported on Wednesday that the Syria army gave a last ultimatum to the terrorist groups in Eastern Ghouta to lay down arms
and surrender to the government forces.