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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

U.S. Wants Kurd Probe




WASHINGTON -- The United States has asked Russia to investigate whether Turkish Kurd rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan is in Russia and to expel him if he is there, the State Department said Thursday.


Spokesman James Rubin noted that Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has designated Ocalan's PKK group as a terrorist organization.


"We have asked the Russian government to investigate whether PKK leader Ocalan is in Russia and to take the necessary steps to expel, deport or extradite him immediately. No nation should give sanction to terrorists," Rubin said.