The critical threshold of the ongoing resolution process has been surpassed: The PKK will soon be withdrawing from Turkey's borders.
The terrorist organization's wings in Kandil and Europe have responded affirmatively to the imprisoned PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan's call for the withdrawal process to commence without delay. Meeting with a delegation from the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP), Öcalan delivered the message: "If the withdrawal process does not begin soon, the entire resolution process will become deadlocked."
During a meeting with the BDP delegation, Abdullah Öcalan clarified his formula for the terrorist organization's withdrawal. According to the plan, newer members of the organization will begin withdrawing in small unarmed groups. Weapons will be handed over to the terrorist organization's senior members who will be the last to withdraw from Turkey's borders.
THE WITHDRAWAL BEGINS
The message relayed to BDP Group Deputy Chairman Pervin Buldan and Deputy Sırrı Süreyya Önder, by the imprisoned PKK leader Öcalan, may have unraveled the knot surrounding the issue of the terrorist organization's withdrawal.
Öcalan's roadmap for the withdrawal process, which includes a series of technical details on routing and timing, will be announced in the next few days. While Öcalan and Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MİT) have reached a consensus on the details of the ongoing negotiations, Öcalan relayed general information on the details during a two-hour meeting with the BDP delegation.
ÖCALAN IS TRACKING THE PROGRESS
During the meeting, Öcalan explained that he has been closely following the debate and proposals surrounding the ongoing resolution process and said, "As soon as the government provides the necessary assurance to the military, the initiative should begin. From here I am able to follow the debates and assessments regarding the resolution process from 12 different channels. The point reached is hopeful and I am pleased. The organization should also be able to see this. While taking into consideration the letter from Kandil; as soon as all of the details regarding the withdrawal process are clarified through the ongoing meetings I have been holding with state officials, I will be making an announcement. I understand the organization's concerns and my plan will help to dissuade them," stated Öcalan.
DEMANDS WILL BE MET
During the meeting, Öcalan expressed that he has established a formula that will both respond to Ankara's demands as well as those of the PKK who are not in favor of withdrawing from Turkish territories unarmed due to what transpired in 1999. Öcalan inferred that the government has exerted a stance that the Turkish Armed Forces will be giving a legal assurance and said that his plan involves the groups that will withdraw relinquishing their weapons to the members of the organization that remain behind. Accordingly, members of the organization will keep a distance from villages and military outposts in the region, and will quietly withdraw having relinquished their weapons. These groups will be handing over their weapons to the senior members of the organization that will be the last members to withdraw.
This is a translation of an article originally written by Hazal Ateş.
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