Duran KALKAN:Political oligarchy prevent solution of Kurdish issue – Authentic Statement Full Text

03 October 2012 – Kurdish Communities Union (KCK) Executive Council member Duran Kalkan spoke to ANF about the recent developments in Kurdistan and Turkey.Referring to the recent statement by Prime Minister Erdogan who said at his party’s congress that he “cannot solve the serious Kurdish issue on my own”, Kalkan said that the government should concentrate on dealing with Turkey’s basic problems: democratization and the Kurdish problem.

“Turkey will not exit the war, conflict, bloodshed and poverty context and it will never ensure peace, unity and a free and democratic life without finding a solution to these two basic problems”, underlined Kalkan and remarked that this truth has now imposed itself on the country’s agenda. Kalkan in this respect mentioned the agreement among Turkish authorities on the necessity to eliminate the PKK to put an end to the Kurdish issue and adde: “The PKK resistance in 2012 has shown that the organization is now stronger and closely involved with the Kurdish people, their leader, democratic politics and all patriotic powers of Kurdistan. The AKP government talks about plans for the year 2023 but it will not be possible for it to take any steps without ensuring a solution to the Kurdish issue which is the biggest issue in the country in the current situation.”

Kalkan stated that the AKP government has neither power nor policy for a solution and that it therefore accuses the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party), BDP (Peace and Democracy Party), CHP (Republican People’s Party) and MHP (Nationalist Movement Party) for not making a contribution on the way to a solution.

Kalkan remarked that the current environment in Turkey is the most convenient and favorable so far to bring the Kurdish issue to a solution and noted that Kurds already have the political, military, organizational and ideological sufficiency and unity needed for a solution. On the other hand, added Kalkan, “The Turkish society also asks for a solution and peace now and the return of Kurds’ democratic rights as they have recognized the Kurdish reality with the ongoing war which has greatly harmed them so far and now makes them ask for a brotherly living with the Kurdish people in a free and democratic environment.”

Kalkan pointed out that it is the Turkish political authority that constitutes an obstacle to democratization and a solution to the Kurdish problem and noted that it is however the same political authority that is supposed to ensure these two basic needs. “It is the political and bureaucratic oligarchy that restrains a solution to these vital problems and is leaded by the AKP government itself. Nobody will prevent the AKP in the event of its agreeing on the return of national democratic rights of Kurds”, added Kalkan.


KCK: No talks in hand in the current situation

KCK responds to PM statements on Öcalan and new talks – OFFICIAL STATEMENT

28 September 2012 – Kurdish Communities Union (KCK) Executive Council Presidency has released a statement in response to Turkish authorities’ most recent statements on Kurdish Leader Abdullah Öcalan and new talks with the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) movement.

KCK evaluated recent statements of government authorities as a “new tactical move” and underlined that “Our movement is currently not having any talks or conducting negotiations with the Turkish state”.

The purpose of the statements on the possibility of new talks is to lead to an expectation among the Kurdish people, not to find a solution to the problem, stated KCK and added that “The Turkish government should expect a response from Kurds after taking concrete and evident steps so that Mr. Öcalan can play his role in the process of dialogue and negotiation.

Denying Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan’s statements which claimed that Kurdish guerrillas have been pushed into their “caves” by means of military operations in the Kurdish region, KCK said that, “The PM’s statements about the ongoing conflict and war environment in Kurdistan don’t reflect the truth as the guerrilla domination in the region continues to expand every day in the midst of intense aerial attacks of the Turkish army. Our movement’s new “area domination tactics” is being advanced in not only Şemdinli but also many other parts of the country.”