Mu­rat Qaray­i­lan: No armed strug­gle needed any­more

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

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.”

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