Kartal: Abdullah Öcalan's ideas can solve the Middle East crisis

KONGRA-GEL Co-President Remzi Kartal stated that the solution for the Middle East lies in the ideas of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan. Calling for a national attitude, Kartal said, "The decline and collapse of the Turkish state means freedom for

The 22nd interim meeting of the General Assembly of the Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) continues in The Hague, the Netherlands, with the participation of hundreds of delegates.

Speaking at the meeting where representatives of Kurdish political parties and organisations are taking the floor, KONGRA-GEL Co-Chair Remzi Kartal said: "This meeting is taking place in a historic process. It is also important that this meeting takes place at a time when important events are taking place in Kurdistan. This meeting is important in terms of underlining the historic process in the four parts of Kurdistan and to make a note in history. In this historic process, the Kurdish people are struggling with significant morale and motivation in four parts."

‘The solution lies in the paradigm of Abdullah Öcalan’

Referring to the crisis in the Middle East, Kartal said that the solution lies in the paradigm of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan. He continued:" Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan has been held captive in İmralı for more than 25 years. We have not heard from him for the last 3 years. The state disregards all domestic laws and international laws it is bound by. This heavy isolation is also being maintained as a war on the Kurdish people. For this reason, they are imposing a heavy isolation on Leader Öcalan. The Turkish state has not been able to get results from these processes and is heading for defeat. Our meeting will hold discussions and take decisions within this framework. The whole world should know that the Kurdish people will have an attitude and stance with one voice and unity. The struggle for 'freedom for Abdullah Öcalan and a political solution to the Kurdish question’ has been waged all over the world. Especially with the struggle carried out for the last 6 months, this issue has entered the agenda of world public opinion. With this action, the Kurdish people have raised their demands and struggle. The protests against the conspiracy against Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan have been very strong this year in four parts of Kurdistan and the world and have been embraced everywhere."

‘The Turkish state cannot achieve results against the Freedom Guerrilla’

"The will of the Kurdish people's struggle has pushed back the fascist AKP/MHP, that is, the Turkish state," Kartal said and emphasised the following: "This fascist wave experienced a great break. A great break emerged in their war concept. The state wanted to get results in the war by mobilising all its means. However, it could not achieve any results in the war against the people and the guerrilla. A great war was being prepared for after the elections. If it had the power and belief, it would have started this war by now. The state sees the difficulty. That is why it wants to get support. They visit Iraq and Arab states, European states and America and ask for support. This is also proof of the fact that the Turkish state cannot achieve results against the Freedom Guerrilla."

Remzi Kartal also referred to the AKP's defeat in the local elections on 31 March and said, "The decline and collapse of the Turkish state means freedom and democracy for the four parts of Kurdistan. For this, not only as a party, but as a people, we need to clarify an attitude in which all political and parties are involved. All our movements and political parties should take a national attitude."