BDP conveys PKK’s letter to justice minister
Pervin Buldan. DHA PhotoA letter expressing the leadership of the outlawed Kurdistan Worker’s Party’s (PKK) views on the ongoing Kurdish peace process was given to the government April 11 with the envisagement that the process will be accelerated in coming weeks.
The deputy parliamentary group leaders of the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP), Pervin Buldan and İdris Baluken, as well as Sırrı Süreyya Önder, deputy co-leader of the People’s Democracy Party (HDP) met Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ April 11, following their visit to the PKK’s headquarters, where they held talks with the leadership of the Kurdistan Communities’ Union (KCK).
The delegation informed the justice minister about their meeting with the KCK and handed the letter in to Bozdağ. The meeting also presented an opportunity for the review of the ongoing peace process. The three lawmakers are expected to visit Abdullah Öcalan, the imprisoned leader of the PKK, next week to inform him of the KCK’s points of view on the peace process and to discuss future steps needed to be taken.
The much-discussed speculation that the government is preparing a list of journalists to interview Öcalan on İmralı Island was denied by Bozdağ, according to the delegation.