PKK leader removes some officials close to ex-leader Karayilan

PKK leader Cemil Bayik has removed many of the high level officials that were close to former leader Murat Karayilan and replaced them with officials who are closer to him.

PKK leader removes some officials close to ex-leader Karayilan

World Bulletin / News Desk 

Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) co-leader Cemil Bayik has removed from power a number of party officials who are deemed to be close to the ex-leader Murat Karayilan, reported BasNews.

A PKK official has said that the changes are related to the intra party structure and not an internal conflict, as speculation would have it

According to information obtained by BasNews, Bayik has removed many of the high level officials that were close to Karayilan and replaced them with officials who are closer to him.

Those officials removed by Bayik include head of PKK relations Ahmet Daniz; his deputy and Firat News website editor-in-Chief, Roj Willat; PKK media supervisor, Deyari Qamishlo; Qandil head coordinator Havel Damhat; and Havel Haqi who also worked in PKK media.

These changes have resulted in tension among the PKK leadership in Qandil

The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) elected the new leaders at a conference held in Mount Qandil in July.

Replacing acting PKK leader Murat Karayilan, Cemil Bayik and Bese Howat were elected as joint acting leaders for the PKK at the end of the conference.

Last Mod: 06 Kasım 2013, 17:48
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