Ocalan praises PM Barzani’s role in the peace process in Turkey

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Prime Min­is­ter, Nechir­van Barzani, yes­ter­day re­ceived mem­bers of the Turk­ish Par­lia­ment, Leyla Zana and Sırrı Süreyya On­der.

Mrs Zana and Mr On­der briefed the Prime Min­is­ter about their re­cent visit to Im­rali Is­land where they met the im­pris­oned leader of the Kur­dis­tan Work­ers Party, PKK, Ab­dul­lah Ocalan.

They said, Mr Ocalan is well aware of the at­tempts un­der­taken by Prime Min­is­ter Barzani in sup­port­ing the peace process in Turkey and find­ing a set­tle­ment for the Kur­dish is­sue in this coun­try, for which, they said, he ex­pressed his grat­i­tude.

The two sides dis­cussed the lat­est de­vel­op­ments in the peace process, high­light­ing the im­por­tance of pre­vent­ing the process to be ham­pered by mi­nor prob­lems.

Prime Min­is­ter Barzani ex­pressed his readi­ness to con­tinue sup­port­ing the peace process and set­tle­ment of the Kur­dish is­sue and car­ry­ing out any task that is re­quired in or­der to help achieve it.

They also dis­cussed the lat­est de­vel­op­ments in the war against ter­ror­ism and the ef­forts ex­erted to con­vene a pan-Kur­dish con­fer­ence, high­light­ing the im­por­tance of unity among the Kur­dis­tan par­ties in fac­ing ter­ror­ism. In this re­gard the Prime Min­is­ter ex­pressed his thanks and ap­pre­ci­a­tion for of the var­i­ous Kur­dish groups which fight ter­ror­ism.

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