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The same sources, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said “Ocalan had the impression that his expectations would be met.” – Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay said last Tuesday ,Turkey’s negotiating team with the Kurds would be expanded to hold talks for the first time with the PKK’s top cadres on the Qandil Mountains. Last week, Ocalan met chief of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT), Hakan Fidan”
August 22, 2014 – ISTANBUL,— Hurriyet – The imprisoned Kurdish leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), who is serving a life sentence, will release a message about the ongoing peace process on Sept 1, including the issues of ‘the PKK’s giving up use of arms against Turkey’.
The jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan is expected to release a new message on World Peace Day, which Turkey marks on Sept. 1, a leading executive of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) said. “Ocalan will have a message for Sept. 1, World Peace Day. The message will be conveyed to us through the Justice Ministry in the coming days,” HDP Deputy Parliamentary Group Cahir Pervin Buldan said Thursday, as she also noted Ocalan did not inform their delegation about the content of the message during their latest meeting, which took place Aug. 15. Buldan also said they will be traveling over the weekend to the Qandil Mountains in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan Region, where the armed wing of the PKK’s leadership is based.
In his message, Ocalan is expected to elaborate on a statement that was conveyed to the public after the Aug. 15 meeting that coincided with the 30th anniversary of the PKK’s armed fight against Turkey’s security forces. “This 30-year-long war is at the stage of being completed with democratic negotiations,” Ocalan said Aug. 15 in remarks made public by the HDP. “The democratic negotiation process, historically and socially, has a deep meaning. We are passing through a process, the impacts and results of which are huge. This process holds historical opportunities that will set a model in resolving grave problems on the basis of peace and freedom, not only for Turkey but for the entire region,” Ocalan said. Sources from the HDP expect Ocalan to share a detailed assessment with the public in his message.
“The withdrawal of all PKK elements beyond Turkey’s borders on the condition of the parties’ agreement, the PKK’s giving up use of arms against Turkey, the return of PKK militants to Turkey and transition to the stage of democratic politics,” are expected to be covered by Ocalan in his message.
Last week, Ocalan met chief of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT), Hakan Fidan, in his island prison. Sources said Ocalan received positive responses to his demands related to the “establishment of a monitoring board and negotiation delegations, as well as the improvement of working conditions,” sources said.
The same sources, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said “Ocalan had the impression that his expectations would be met.”
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay said last Tuesday ,Turkey’s negotiating team with the Kurds would be expanded to hold talks for the first time with the PKK’s top cadres on the Qandil Mountains.
Earlier this week, Atalay reiterated that the government has been working on a “roadmap” for the revival of the stalled peace process with the PKK, without citing an exact date for the finalization of the roadmap. Atalay also said the end of September is an estimated, but not an exact timing for the finalization of the roadmap. Referring to a recent meeting with Atalay, Buldan said the government told them they are not yet in a position to share a timetable with them. “However, it was emphasized that it would be shared with our counterparts,” Buldan said, noting they would be meeting with related members of the Cabinet before Sept. 1.