Ahmet Turk Asks Barzani to Mediate Between Turkey and PKK
Kurdish politician and Mayor of Mardin has requested the Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani to mediate between the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and Turkish government to put an end to the escalating conflicts between the sides.
Ahmet Türk recently told the media that Barzani could bring Turkey and PKK back to the negotiation to end the violence and resume the peace process once again.
Emphasizing that cooperation between the Kurds is a key factor to address their issues, Türk said that the fate of all four parts of greater Kurdistan is connected to each other.
“Northern Kurdistan [Turkish Kurdistan] has hopes in Barzani’s role, as an influential Kurdish leader, to help them end the ongoing violence [across the south eastern Kurdish areas of Turkey],” Türk stated.
He argued that if Kurds in Turkish Kurdistan continue to be oppressed, Kurds in other parts may gradually face the same fate.
BasNews previously reported that Barzani is being requested to mediate be- tween Ankara and Qandil, and he may soon visit Turkey for the same purpose, according to Mona Qahwachi, the Head of Turkmen Bloc in the Kurdistan Region Parliament.
Earlier this week, Adem Geveri, a Kurdish Member of the Turkish Parliament for the Pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP), told BasNews that such initiative by Barzani is highly valued and Ankara may accept Barzani’s mediation as Turkey and Kurdistan Region have strong economic and diplomatic ties.