HOW TO CONVINCE KANDIL : Turkey Parliament approves commission to supervise peace talks

Ankara- 11.4.2013 – Kurd Press – In a historic move that can ease peace talks between Turkey government and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Turkey Parliament approves forming a commission to supervise the talks.

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and pro- Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) voted for the move, while opposition parties of Republican People’s Party (CHP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) voted against and their deputies left the parliament hall in protest.

Despite earlier denial of Turkey Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek to the move, the establishment of the commission was approved, something that PKK jailed leader Abdullah Ocalan has reportedly stressed on and has cautioned the chief of Turkey National Intelligence Organization (MIT), Hakan Fidan, that the rejection of the commission will halt that peace talks and it would be hard to convince PKK leaders in Qandil to continue the talks.