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Definition of "calan" [calan]

  • In the Philippine Islands, a native brazier, hearth, fireplace, or kitchen fire. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "calan" in a sentence
  • "The statement also set out five demands Turkey's government should fulfill in order to stop the conflict: end military operations against the PKK; release arrested Kurdish politicians; open the way for Abdullah Ö calan, the PKK leader jailed on an island outside Istanbul, to take part in peace negotiations; establish constitutional and truth commissions; and lower the threshold for political parties to enter parliament from the current 10% of votes cast."
  • "The PKK has dramatically stepped up attacks in Turkey since the movement's jailed leader, Abdullah calan, announced in May he was breaking off peace efforts with Turkey's government due to lack of progress."
  • "Prior to the recent cease-fire, the PKK had stepped up attacks after their jailed leader, Abdullah Ö calan, said he was calling off talks with Turkey's government because he said Ankara's stated goal of improving conditions for Turkey's large Kurdish minority wasn't going anywhere."