Talking Peace

Öcalan still hopeful process can progress

Extending her bairam greetings to the people in the province of I?d?r on Wednesday, BDP (Peace and Democracy Party) parliamentary group deputy chair Pervin Buldan talked about the most recent meeting she, together with ?dris Baluken, held with Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan in ?mral? prison.

According to Öcalan - Buldan said - the fact that no life has been loss, due to the unilateral PKK ceasefire, has been the only positive side of the resolution process going on for the last one year now.

Buldan said Öcalan believed the Turkish state and government should form the necessary legal ground if they want guerrillas to lay arms down and to get back into the society. “I still feel hopeful about this process which however requires some urgent legal arrangements from the government's side.

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