Duran Kalkan says the "European Union blocks a solution in Turkey"
PKK Executive Committee member Duran Kalkan said that “the European Union blocks a solution in Turkey. It keeps the genocidal, fascist policy in Turkey on its feet.”
PKK Executive Committee member Duran Kalkan spoke about a number of issues in a new interview.
On the eve of 24 April, the anniversary of the Armenian genocide, Kalkan said: "24 April is approaching. It is the `Day of the Armenian Genocide`. I would like to tell the Armenian people – our brothers and sisters – that we share their pain."
Speaking about the role of the international community and the European Union in particular, Kalkan said: "The EU blocks a solution in Turkey. It keeps the genocidal, fascist policy in Turkey on its feet."
Addressing Kurds, Kalkan said: "Things don`t happen by themselves. You will have to pay sacrifices, struggle, organize and educate yourself. Currently, some are discussing a solution of the Kurdish question. But now is the time to struggle. So instead we need to discuss the best ways to wage our struggle."
Kalkan also saluted workers by saying: “I would like to salute everybody on this year`s 1 May, this day of unity, solidarity and struggle.”