Murat Qarayilan: No armed struggle needed anymore
Murat Qarayilan, former head of the presidency board of the PKK stated that the situations of Kurdistan and Turkey have changed and currently no armed struggle is needed in Kurdistan. Qarayilan made ths statement in an interview with the Turkey-based RotaHaber news website.
Qarayilan talked about the changes within the PKK and has argued that these changes were necessary and that the Kurdish movement had to adapt to the new situations.
“The era when armed struggle was needed, arms played their role, but in the current situations no armed struggle is needed anymore,” Qarayilan told RotaHaber.
Regarding the process of withdrawal of PKK guerrillas from Turkey, Qarayilan said “Kurds in Northern Kurdistan need to organize and protect themselves during the withdrawal and peaceful solution process; otherwise they will face various attacks.”