PKK not to free hostages until Berlin stops "hostile" stance
The Kurdish Workers Party on Thursday said it would not release three German mountaineers taken hostage on Tuesday night unless the German government abandons what they described as "hostile policies," the PKK affiliated Firat news agency reported.
"Unless the German state makes a statement saying they have abandoned their hostile policies which it carries out against the PKK and Kurdish people the German nationals who in (our) custody will not be released," Firat quoted a PKK statement, reported dpa.
The statement did not elaborate on what exactly the "hostile policies" were.
The statement also said that the hostages were in a good condition but called on the Turkish military to call off operations in the Mount Ararat area, saying that the operations meant the hostages lives were in danger.