Hope to recognize Kurds as second nationality in Turkey, PKK
1/23/2013 3:12 PM
ARBIL/ Aswat al-Iraq: A PKK party leader announced today the rejection of the party that Arbil-Ankara relations will be on the cost of the Kurdish people in Turkey.
Hajar Zakhros, one of the five leaders of the anti-Turkish PKK, in a special interview with Aswat al-Iraq, highly evaluated the attempts of Iraqi president Jalal Talabani to release the Kurdish leader Abdulla Ocalan.
Kurdish region relations with Turkey were developed economically, with mutual trade exchange of billions of dollars annually.
She added that there are negotiations with the Turkish government "to end the armed conflict in the Turkish Kurdistan".
Zakhros confirmed that the main conditions of the negotiations are to release Ocalan, 44 lawyers and 10.000 Turkish imprisoned activists.
"The PKK does not want to establish a Kurdish state for the present stage, but wants recognition of the Kurds as a second nationality in Turkey within the contexts of the constitution", she stressed.
According to PKK sources at the beginning of January instant, 2012 clashes resulted in killing more than 3000 and hundreds of casualties among the PKK and killing ten thousand on the Turkish governmental side.
Zakhros called all Kurdish forces to work within national umbrella and have a unified stand against injustice and tyranny.
She denied that the party has any connection with USA, but confirmed having official agreements with Latin and European countries, in addition to Russia.
The PKK is a leftist Kurdish party with national inclinations with the aim to achieve the "independent Kurdistan state".
The party was established in 1970s under the leadership of Ocalan, but the conflict erupted in 1980-1990s.
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