Two pro-Kurdish deputies travel to Kandil

30 December 2013 / TODAYSZAMAN.COM, İSTANBUL – Pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) parliamentary group deputy chairwoman Pervin Buldan and People’s Democratic Party (HDP) İstanbul deputy Sırrı Süreyya Önder have traveled to the Kandil Mountains in northern Iraq to receive a letter for jailed leader of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Abdullah Öcalan.

BDP Arbil representative Cemal Coşkun said Önder and Buldan came to northern Iraq and traveled to Kandil Mountain, the PKK’s main base, Turkey’s NTV reported. Coşkun said the deputies went to Kandil to receive a letter from the terrorist Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), an umbrella organization incorporating the PKK, for Öcalan as part of the settlement process. He added that he doesn’t know when the deputies will return and he estimates it could be by later on Sunday.   On Dec. 20, BDP chairman Selahattin Demirtaş, Kars deputy Mülkiye Birtane and Van deputy Nazmi Gür went to Kandil to get the letter, but the KCK said the letter was not yet ready. The BDP deputies said the KCK conveyed only a verbal message then.