Peace process is dead: PKK leader
COURAGEOUS CEMIL BAYIK SPEAKS OUT WHAT MESOP HAS SAID FROM THE BEGINNING
Basnews – 6.11.2013 – The leader of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leading council said the peace talks with Turkey government is dead as Ankara rejects to take promised steps in meeting the demands of the Kurds, Firat news said.
“Negotiation is a bilateral attempt; we are not due to take steps unilaterally while Turkey government rejects our offers,” Cemil Bayik told Swedish Dagens Nyheter in Qandil Mountains of Kurdistan Region. He added we believe the peace period is dead but are attempting to pump new blood into it. “Change in Ocalan (PKK jailed leader Abdullah Ocalan) imprisonment condition, guaranteeing the right of the Kurds in the constitution and making changes in anti-terror laws are our main three demands to continue the talks,” he said, denying Ankara claim that only 20 percent of PKK forces have quit the country in line with the peace agreement.