APO’S NEW MOTTO “FORGET ABOUT KANDIL – THINK ERBIL!” / Ocalan Praises the Role of Kurdistan PM in Peace Process

PKK jailed leader letter delivered to Erbil – Basnews – 30 March 2015 – ERBIL – The jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Abdullah Ocalan has praised Kurdistan Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani in a letter delivered by members of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP).

In a statement released by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Nechirvan Barzani welcomed Kurdish members of the Turkish Parliament Leyla Zana and Sırrı Süreyya Önder on 30th March. Zana and Önder reported on their recent visit to Imrali (the prison in which Ocalan is held), “Ocalan is aware of the efforts made by Nechirvan Barzani to advance the peace process [between the PKK and the Ankara government] and his role is commendable.”Barzani and his guests discussed the latest developments and emphasised commitment to the peace process. Barzani declared his full support in helping the peace process and said, “We will continue to support the process as we have supported it before, and we will undertake our responsibilities in this matter.”They also discussed the Kurdish National Congress and the fight against terrorism, as Barzani praised all parties that have participated in fighting Islamic State.