Tuesday, January 22, 2008

British press responsible for false claims about PKK bases in Karabakh


Allegations that Nagorno Karabakh had hosted outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) camps are sheer nonsense, Armenia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Arman Kirakossian said in an interview with the Cumhuriyet daily. “These false claims appeared in the British press four years ago. Places referred to as camps are in fact Kurdish and Yezidi villages in the region,” he said.

In December 2007 Azerbaijan announced that Kurdish rebels are trained in camps deployed in Nagorno Karabakh.

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