The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), in negotiations with the Erdogan Government over a resolution to decades of conflict, has halted its withdrawal from Turkey.

The Kurdish Communities Union (KCK), the umbrella group including the PKK, said that the withdrawal had been stopped because the Turkish government had not taken the necessary steps to solve the Kurdish issue and implement a democratic process.

However, the KCK vowed to respect the ceasefire with Turkish forces.

A senior PKK leader, Cemil Bayık, had told the BBC that the group would “continue to make efforts until Sept. 1″ in the negotiations before halting the pull-out of fighters.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Sunday that the PKK had not kept its promise, with only 20% of members — mostly women and children — leaving Turkey.

Committee Leaders Elected to Draft Constitution

The Egyptian regime proceeded with its “road map” for transition after the July 3 coup on Sunday, electing the leaders of the committee drafting the new Constitution.

Amr Moussa, a former Presidential candidate and past Secretary-General of the Arab League, was elected chair of the 50-member committee.

Moussa promised to do his best “to help Egypt draft a Constitution that reflects the ideals of the two revolutions of January 2011 and June 2013”. He said a new Constitution would be put forward, rather than revision of the 2012 national charter.

Moussa’s three deputies are heart surgeon Magdi Yacoub, human rights activist Mona Zulficar, and Islamist scholar Kamal El-Helbawy.