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