DEMIRTAS VISITS ÖCALAN : PKK Qandil officials respond Ocalan’s letter, government seems pleased
Istanbul – 17.3.2013 – kurdpress – The official of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have responded a 42- page letter of the party’s jailed leader Abdullah Ocalan and the Pro- Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) is to take the letter to Imrali Island, NTVmsnbc said in a report. BDP co- chairperson Selahattin Demirtas is predicted to accompany the former BDP delegation that met Ocalan in Imrali on March 23.
Erdogan reviews PKK officials’ response
Turkey Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met his deputy Basir Atalay and National Intelligence Organization (MIT) chief Hakan Fidan and discussed the content of Qandil officials’ response to Ocalan’s letter. Although no report has been released about the content of the three- hour meeting held in Erdogan’s house due to the premier’s illness, Radikal Editor Ayub Can said Ankara is pleased about Qandil response and there are apparently no hurdles on the full halt of the operations. Vague points, however, would be discussed in the BDP third delegation meeting with Ocalan.