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INSIGHT: Ocalan and the PKK relations

Released on 2012-03-15 20:00 GMT

Email-ID 1788211
Date 2010-08-23 18:49:18
PUBLICATION: background
SOURCE DESCRIPTION: Ocaln's aide in Syria and now with close ties with the
SOURCE A Reliability : A BA
Last night, I had an hour talks with this guy. A He was very interesting,
but liked to talk more about PKKA philosophy and ideology.
A Regarding the current clout of Ocalan over the PKK, he says,A
There are a number of A PKK leaders in fact. It has no only one leader,
because PKK is a system of life in the terms of politics,
economy.A environment, administration and for the future. And, Ocalan
leads that system via his ideology and thinking. its true that Ocalan is
imprisoned,A A but his ideology and the system is notA imprisoned. Ocaln
is still alive and the current leaders of the PKK dont marginalized him
and all his guidances and recommendations are considered. A PKK certainly
take Ocalan into account and follow his recommendations. the current
leaders of the PKK do know who Ocalan is. Also, Ocalan say that now PKK
has anA administration and system that can decide on war and peace as
well. A
He says that Ocalan does support what decisions come out of Qandil and
dont object it. A Ocalan and the current leaders such as Karalyan. Bozan,
Jamil Bayak , Avesta and others are completing each other.A
He says that Turkey is a part of administrating Emrali prison. Israel, US,
EU and Russia are theA harbingers and Turkey is the tail in fact when it
comes to deal with Ocalan.A
He said that the current ceasefire came at the result of NGO's. former
BTP, Barzani and Ocalan himslef. A but mostA importantlyA , Ocalan's
message from Emral.A
He said that PKK decided to resume fighting in June to tell Turkey that we
are still there and send a message to the world and Turkey that Turkey
still has an internal issue, becauseA TurkeyA showed itself as the
regional leader and has not any internal problems, and expanded its
diplomacy through Balkans, Middle east and all the way to South America.
Turkey was thinking that its now time to save Gaza. By A firing one
bullet, PKK cut the expanding hand of Turkish diplomacy that wanted to
emerge as a regional leaders. A He says that PKK was able to minimize
TurkishA foreignA agenda in the region and almost abort its regional
project which was an Islamic one. A He says that one can see that since
PKK resumption of fighting, Turkish foreign policy is not as active as it
used to be and now, Turkey is more focused on the domestic affairs.A
Regarding Government talks with the PKK, he said, there has been indirect
talks in the past, but about two weeks ago, aA committee, consisted on a
number of peopleA went to Emrali and talked with Ocalan about the current
cease fire.A
He believed that fighting to resume after the deadline of the current
ceasefire if Turkey doesnt take concrete steps regarding the conditions of
the PKK.A
Regarding BDP/ PKK relations, he says that the current leaders of the BDP
are a part of the PKK system and they follow PKKA guidance, but PKK never
commands them. And the leaders of BDP understand that if they dont be in
line with the PKK guidance, then they are rejected by the people there. He
believed that BDP and PKK are completing each other to develop the Kurdish
cause and push the government to address the Kurdish issue.A A

Yerevan Saeed
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Michael Wilson
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