ÖCALAN’S LETTER: BDP Executive Board gathers in Ankara

ANKARA – FIRAT NEWS – 4.3.2013 – Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) central executive board and parliamentary group have gathered at the BDP head office in Ankara on Monday. The meeting, closed to the press, will reportedly handle Öcalan’s letters and recent developments in the process of talks with the Kurdish leader for a solution to the Kurdish problem.

Among the letters written by Öcalan, one was sent to Kandil, one to Europe and one to BDP and HDK (People’s Democratic Congress). After BDP received the letters on 26 February, the letters to Kandil and Europe were delivered to both adresses on the 27th.

Following the Party Council and Central Executive Board meeting of BDP, a delegation of the BDP and Democratic Society Congress (DTK) went to Federal Kurdistan Region on the 27th to have talks with relevant political authorities here about Öcalan’s letter. The delegation’s most siginificant meeting was that with Kurdish Communities Union (KCK) Executive Council President Murat Karayılan and other KCK executives on Saturday. The delegation consisted of BDP co-chairs Selahattin Demirtaş and Gültan Kışanak, DTK co-chairs Ahmet Türk and Aysel Tuğluk, BDP deputies Altan Tan and Sırrı Süreyya Önder.

On the other hand, BDP group deputy co-chair Pervin Buldan flew to Brussels on the 28th to in the same way pay visits and take opinions of relevant circles about the letter Öcalan has sent. – The BDP and DTK executives returned to Turkey on Saturday.