US puts multimillion dollar bounties on 3 PKK leaders

The US has offered a total of $12 million as a reward for information on three leaders of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), a move given a guarded welcome by Turkey yesterday. Washington pledged up to $5 million for information which could lead to the arrest of PKK military commander Murat Karayilan, and lesser rewards for two other leaders of the group which has waged an insurgency against Turkey for 34 years; attacks by the PKK since 1984 that have caused the deaths of some 40,000 people.