MESOP NEWS INSIGHT : INTERNAL FIGHTING RESULTS IN THE RANKS OF PKK LEADERSHIP / CEMIL BAYIK MISTRUSTS OECALAN SINCE MANY YEARS & MURAT KARAYILAN
PKK Marginalizing Leaders Close to Jailed Leader Ocalan: Writer / PKK has learned that there is a compromise between Erdogan and Ocalan
Basnews English – 18/04/2017 – 16:50 ERBIL — Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has started to marginalize its leaders whose views are close to those of the jailed leader Abdullah Ocalan, particularly after Qandil has suspected that there is a compromise between the Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan and Ocalan. According to leaked information, “the smell” of a compromise between Ocalan and Erdogan has reached Qandil, PKK’s main headquarter, the Syrian Kurdish political writer Hoshang Osei, wrote on social media.
Murat Karayılan is the only remaining leader close to Ocalan in PKK’s leadership, according to Osei who says that he is the closest leader to the party’s national orientation, and can communicate with the leadership of Iraqi Kurdistan.
However, Qarailan is being monitored by PKK’s senior dominant leaders, Cemil Bayik, Duran Kalkan and Mustafa Karasu, he said.Ocalan has lost control over PKK and he warned against this after he was arrested, therefore he called on Erdogan’s government to settle the issue before losing control over his party and that the party becomes subject to regional agendas, said the Kurdish journalist. Osei argues that Erdogan will bear responsibility -not Ocalan- for any new outbreak in the Kurdish-Turkish situation. www.mesop.de