What does Öcalan’s latest proposal mean?
We are once again face-to-face with a critical question. Abdullah Öcalan, the jailed leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), has made a new call again, through his brother.
“I have projects. The state should send two persons. We will solve it in six months. This bloodshed will stop.”
What will be the outcome of this call? The previous peace process had started with great hope and picked up speed through another call from Öcalan.
If I am not mistaken, one of the people who were complaining about a “parallel state structure” in those days was Öcalan.
What has the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ) got to do with this issue?
There is some relevance when we bring together certain incidents that look, at first sight, independent of each other.
Some headlines from those days:
The project to get militants to leave the mountain prepared by Emre Taner, then head of the National Intelligence Organization (MIT);
Öcalan’s call for peace and a solution;
The MIT’s contacts with influential names within the PKK and their talks on the process;
Öcalan’s call to Kandil to withdraw from Turkish territories and gather a peace congress;
The reading out of Öcalan’s call in the city center of southeastern Diyarbakır;
The participation of wise men in the process;
And the halt of bloody acts.
All these gave us hope. We wanted this bloody trap, taking our children’s future hostage.
Now I am going to talk about the other dimension of this process.
All of a sudden the sound recordings of the peace talks in Oslo (between the MIT and the PKK) were leaked to the press.
At the same time some people in the southeast handcuffed members of the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), put them in a line and took that provocative picture.
The prosecutor, who today is revealed to be a member of FETÖ, called Taner and Hakan Fidan, the head of the MIT, to testify as suspects in relation with the Oslo sound recordings that were highly probably leaked by FETÖ.
The aim was to reach President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Today we also understand that the team in Kandil in relation with FETÖ started bloody acts despite Öcalan’s call for peace.
We had asked at that time how a secret meeting in Oslo could be recorded. Today we understand that FETÖ members were at the head of the department of electronic intelligence, including the one in the Chief of General Staff.
What you should understand from all this is that the claim that this peace process was sabotaged by FETÖ and its foreign links is getting stronger.
How else can we explain the call by one of the PKK leaders to not shoot soldiers on the night of the coup attempt, and then say “the order is changed, hit them,” when it was understood that the coup was not successful?
This is clear:
FETÖ loyalists within the Turkish armed Forces (TSK) and PKK tried in every way to sabotage the peace process.
That’s why nearly all the cadres of the 2nd Army Command, which is the most important command in the southeast, are all under arrest for being members of FETÖ.
Now I am coming to that sensitive question. Öcalan is again making a call for a peace project. The most naïve question that comes to mind:
Does Öcalan want to start a new period after determining FETÖ within the PKK and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP)?
The most skeptical question:
Or does he want to weaken Turkey’s state reflex by initiating a peace process on the one hand and continuing with conflict on the other?
Let’s see what the stance of the state will be this time.