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Re: INSIGHT- PKK/ Ocalan

Released on 2012-03-15 20:00 GMT

Email-ID 1180729
Date 2010-08-18 20:25:01
pls ask how the power dynamic works between Ocalan and Karayalin...
especially when it comes to the wishes of the more radical European
factions. Who has more clout when it comes to actual military operations.
Not disputing that Ocalan is still the spiritual leader of PKK.
what is AKP offering PKK in return for keeping the ceasefire through the
referendum? how long does PKK plan to maintain the ceasefire?
On Aug 18, 2010, at 1:18 PM, Michael Wilson wrote:

ATTRIBUTION: Stratfor source in Iraqi-Kurdistan
SOURCE DESCRIPTION: Kurdish journalist well connected with PKK and
Kurdish officials. Some times he spends afew nights in Qandil with PKK
HANDLER: Yerevan

The source says it's a strategic mistake for anyone or government to
think that Ocalan has lost it's clout over the PKK. He says Ocalan is
not just a leader but is a spiritual one who has been able to hold the
Pkk together for years despite being in Prrsion. He added that Ocalan is
just like Sheikh Ahmed Yassin of Hamas, despite being in prison, still
he was the leader and his directives were considered.

He also said all rhe developments happening in Turkey now is because of
Ocalan' strategies and tactics to make the government move about the
Kurdish issue. He also claimed that if Ocalan had died, then pkk had
long been collapsed from in side.

He said now pkk is following a new stratgy which is sanctioned by Ocalan
which is the strategy of fighting and then give a temporal cease fire to
both make government think that they are still there and make them to
talk to them, which getting international attention.

He believed that in From October the kurdish issue will see big
attention in Turkey.

The source is in Erbil right now, willl come back and talk in person
intensively about this and pkk future plans.

If you have any specific questions, let me know.

Sent from my iPhone

Michael Wilson
Watch Officer, STRATFOR
Office: (512) 744 4300 ex. 4112