PKK may disarm before Nowruz holiday

Ahmet Turk indicated their expectation that Qandil’s response to Ocalan’s letter will be sent to them before the Nowruz holiday, alongside his hopes about disarmament.

PKK may disarm before Nowruz holiday

World Bulletin / News Desk

Ahmet Turk, Democratic Society Congress (DTK) President and independent MP from Mardin, expressed his hopes that the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) would disarm before the Nowruz holiday on March 21.

Turk evaluated his impressions about the meeting between the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) delegation and the PKK leaders in Qandil, and his expectations regarding the negotiation process.

Turk revealed that during the Qandil meeting the PKK themselves declared their willingness to stand behind the decision made by Abdullah Ocalan. Stating that all Kurds support the negotiation process which has been started, Turk said “I doubt that the PKK will adopt an attitude which might exceed Abdullah Ocalan or place itself in a difficult position.. Today there is a lack of confidence among many Kurds. There are expectations for the elimination of this insecurity. But all Kurds support the process. Kurds have great hope in this process."

Ahmet Turk indicated their expectation that Qandil’s response to Ocalan’s letter will be sent to them before the Nowruz holiday, alongside his hopes about disarmament.

Regarding demands that the government share its projects with the Kurdish population, Turk stated “When it is asked that disarmament happen when nothing has yet been clarified, that clogs the process. How can the government ask us to show tenderness. We need to sit down to discuss and to know what the government’s thoughts are on this issue...I think that when an embracing approach which recognizes and understands the diversity of the Kurds is adopted, the process will progress in a proper manner.” 

Independent MP from Van and Democratic Society Congress (DTK) Vice-President Aysel Tugluk also expressed that the hope about peace had strengthened following the meetings at the Qandil Mountains. 

Last Mod: 05 Mart 2013, 14:59
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