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Kurdish MPs, inmates end hunger strike in Turkey after militant leader call

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DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) – Several Kurdish lawmakers and thousands of prison inmates in Turkey have ended their hunger strike after a call from jailed militant leader Abdullah Ocalan, one of the MPs told a news conference on Sunday in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir.

Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker Leyla Guven began a hunger strike 200 days ago in a bid to end Ocalan’s isolation in prison by securing him regular access to his family and lawyers.

(Reporting by Daren Butler; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)

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