Öcalan’s brother criticizes absence of PKK leader in Turkish PM’s remarks
DHA PhotoMehmet Öcalan, the brother of the jailed leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Abdullah Öcalan, has complained that his brother was not mentioned during the speeches delivered in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır over the weekend.
“The architect maintaining the process is, yes, the state and the government. The second is serok [president] Öcalan. He has contributed so much up to now. None of them said anything like they had made an agreement, but it would have been better if they had spoken about Öcalan’s contribution,” the PKK leader’s brother said, before departing for Imralı Island to pay a visit to him.
A large joint rally was held by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Masoud Barzani in Diyarbakır over the weekend.
While expressing criticism, Mehmet Öcalan still praised the good statements regarding the process voiced by the government, expressing his hope that these would be immediately realized.