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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Kurd Said to Be at Base

MOSCOW -- The Foreign Ministry refused to comment Wednesday on a Turkish newspaper report that Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan is hiding out at an air base in central Russia.

The daily Turkish newspaper Hurriyet said Ocalan has been at a military air base in Nizhny Novgorod, located about 400 kilometers east of Moscow, since he left Rome last week.

The Foreign Ministry would not comment, but said it planned to release a statement about Ocalan on Thursday. It did not say what the statement's contents would be.