First criminal complaint against PKK negotiations

Former judge, known for filing a complaint against Turkish President and PM, is among those who have filed the first criminal complaint against the negotiation process between the government and PKK.

World Bulletin/News Desk – 1.4.2013 – The first criminal complaint has been filed against the negotiation process which aims at ending the conflict between the government and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) that has lasted for 30 years in Turkey.

A group of retires judges and lawyers calling themselves “Turkish nationalist Jurists” has filed a criminal complaint to the Ankara Public Prosecutor’s Office regarding the process aimed at disarming the PKK and the officials involved in the efforts. Among those named in the complaint given to the Attorney General are: Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Justice Minister Sadullah Ergin, Minister of Interior Muammer Guler, Chief of General Staff Gen. Necdet Ozel, MIT Undersecretary Hakan Fidan, Gendarmerie General Commander Gen. Bekir Kalyoncu, Police Chief Mehmet Kiliclar, and BDP deputies Ahmet Turk, Sirri Sureyya Onder, Ayla Akat Ata, Selahattin Demirtas, Aysel Tugluk and Altan Tan. Meanwhile, members of the” Young Turks” also filed a criminal complaint on the same subject to the prosecutor general. In a press release made in front of the courthouse: They stated that it the state agencies which were responsible for the fight against terrorism and those who had occupied these institutions had committed a crime by sitting at the negotiation table, and asked that they face prosecution.