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 PKK leader calls on U.S. to end support of Turkish war against Kurds

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PKK leader calls on U.S. to end support of Turkish war against Kurds  13.6.2012  








Murat Karayilan, the acting commander of the Turkey Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and chairman of the executive council of the Kurdish Democratic Confederation (KCK). Photo: HPG


Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (R) and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pose before a news conference at the Global Counterterrorism Forum in Istanbul June 7, 2012. Photo: Reuters
Acting PKK leader Murat Karayilan called on the U.S. to give up supporting the Turkish state’s war against the Kurdish people

June 13
, 2012

QANDIL MOUNTAINS, Turkey-Iraqi Kurdistan frontier, —Speaking to ANF News agency about recent developments in the Turkish state's fight against the Kurdish movement, Kurdish Communities Union (KCK) Executive Council president and the acting commander of Kurdistan Workers' Party PKK Murat Karayılan called on the U.S. to give up supporting the Turkish state’s war against the Kurdish people.

Reacting against the statements of U.S. Secretary of the State Hillary Clinton who during her recent visit to Turkey said that “PKK continues its terror activities that have killed tens of thousands of people”, Karayılan said that “It is the Kurdish people who are subjected to the terror and pressure of Turkish police and state. Why doesn’t Mrs. Clinton see the Roboski massacre or the fact that 17.528 Kurdish people were victims of unidentified murders and at least 30.000 Kurds were killed in the process since the fight against PKK started?

Karayılan underlined that the independent movement of the Kurdish people demand peace, freedom and a democratic solution to the Kurdish problem in the face of the state terror which -he added- has made the Kurdish people protect and defend themselves against it.

We want the U.S. and colonialism not to take part in the bloodshed in Kurdistan, said Karayılan and criticized Clinton for declaring the Kurdish movement and its military power a terror organization,www.ekurd.net regardless of the fact that the movement fights for the fair rights and demands of Kurds.

KCK Executive Council President Karayılan noted that the Turkish state intends to destroy the movement of Kurds through the support and intelligence provided by the U.S.

Karayılan ended calling on the U.S. to give an end to the policy of destruction and to respect the principled policy of Kurds.

The PKK has several times proposed peaceful solutions regarding Kurdish problem, Turkey has always refused saying that it will not negotiate with “terrorists”.

Since it was established in 1984, the PKK has been fighting the Turkish state, which still denies the constitutional existence of Kurds, to establish a Kurdish state in the south east of the country, sparking a conflict that has claimed some 45,000 lives.

But now its aim is the creation an autonomous Kurdish region and more cultural rights for ethnic Kurds who constitute the greatest minority in Turkey, numbering more than 20 million. A large Turkey's Kurdish community openly sympathise with the Kurdish PKK rebels.

PKK's demands included releasing PKK detainees, lifting the ban on education in Kurdish, paving the way for an autonomous democrat Kurdish system within Turkey, reducing pressure on the detained PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan, stopping military action against the Kurdish party and recomposing the Turkish constitution.

Turkey refuses to recognize its Kurdish population as a distinct minority. It has allowed some cultural rights such as limited broadcasts in the Kurdish language and private Kurdish language courses with the prodding of the European Union, but Kurdish politicians say the measures fall short of their expectations.

The PKK is considered as 'terrorist' organization by Ankara and U.S. The PKK continues to be on the blacklist list in EU despite court ruling which overturned a decision to place the Kurdish rebel group PKK and its political wing on the European Union's terror list. 

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