30 September 2010
PKK should extend the ceasefire and the Turkish government should take reassuring steps, said European delegation
The PKK should continue its ceasefire and the Turkish government should take reassuring steps, said the delegation composed of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. The delegation also showed the negotiations held between the UK and the IRA and said such a method can be followed for the solution of the Kurdish problem in Turkey.
The COE delegation met vice president of the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) at dinner last night. After the meeting closed to the press Bakirhan spoke to ANF about the meeting.
Bakirhan said: “We evaluated the current situation. We explained the delegation that AKP is leaving the new constitution after the elections on purse so that it can use it as an argument in its election campaign. As it is hard to foresee the structure of the new parliament AKP should launch a new constitution now because it received a significant support from the people.”
Bakirhan further stated that they informed the delegation that the Turkish army continues it military operations despite the unilateral ceasefire declared by the PKK. “It is unlikely for the PKK to lay down its weapons while the military operations are going on” added Bakirhan.
Bakirhan also added that although: “There is a ‘meeting traffic’ conducted by the Minister of Interior Kurds are not a part of it. The minister should meet the Kurds within Turkey like Mr. Ocalan, BDP and the NGO’s”
IRA solution can be an example for the Kurdish problem
Mentioning the electoral threshold and the mother tongue education demands in Turkey Bakirhan said that the COE delegation showed the negotiations conducted between the UK and the IRA and said this can be an example for Turkey and such a method can be followed in order to solve the problem in Turkey.
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