BDP supplied records of PKK meeting, newspaper says

Miliyet newspaper, which first published the records of a meeting about the Imrali negotiation process, claims the records were supplied by the BDP.

BDP supplied records of PKK meeting, newspaper says

World Bulletin / News Desk

Representative of Turkish daily Milliyet in Ankara, Fikret Bila, provided explanations regarding the most discussed topic over the last days, the leak of records from the Imrali process, the negotiation between the PKK and the state.

Bila denied allegations that the news was a leak, stating that journalist Namik Durukan received the news from the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP).

According to some claims in the press, BDP MP Altan Tan provided the records. It is indicated that Altan met with the Milliyet correspondent at the Turkish Grand National Assembly a day prior to the publication of the news.

There have been allegations that BDP member Tan resorted to such means in order to disprove the claims that “Ocalan scolded Tan.”

The leaked records come from a meeting last week between PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan and Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) members Pervin Buldan, Altan Tan and Sırrı Süreyya Önder, who were allowed to visit him on Imralı Island, where the PKK chief is serving a life sentence, as part of the government's recent move to settle the Kurdish issue through dialogue. The BDP deputies met with Ocalan in the Imralı prison on Feb. 23.


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