“[Ocalan] has written a letter to the state and another to our movement regarding what has to be done during the second phase. He told the delegation which had visited him that ‘if this letter is not delivered, it would mean that [the government] does not want to make a step.’ And the letter was not delivered in the meantime. It was delivered later on,”

Karayilan said, in a statement to militants in Turkey and Northern Iraq via radiotelephone, PKK-affiliated Firat news agency reported.