Öcalan’s lawyer: Oslo talks leaked by PKK

İrfan Dündar, the lawyer for PKK leader Öcalan, has stated that the Oslo talks had been leaked by PKK administrator Mustafa Karasu as he testified to prosecutors as part of the investigation into the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), an umbrella organization that encompasses the PKK.

Prosecutors included Dündar’s testimony into an indictment against the KCK. According to the testimony, Dündar claims that the talks were leaked to the press by Karasu. “Voice recordings from the [Oslo] talks were leaked to the press. As far as I know, the leaking incident was carried out by Mustafa Karasu,” reads Dündar’s testimony. Dündar also claimed that PKK senior member Sabri Ok, who was in charge of PKK’s activities in prisons, has links to the Ergenekon terrorist network. “Ok rose to a high position in the PKK after having completed his compulsory military service [in Turkey]. He was appointed as the responsible man for the activities of PKK in Europe. He was protected by Öcalan’s men. I remember Öcalan as referring to Ok as his representative in Turkey. I believe that Ok has links to Ergenekon,” he stated.

Ergenekon is a clandestine criminal network accused of working to overthrow the government. Dozens of its members, including journalists, businessmen and members of the military, are currently held in prison pending trial.