Boycotting Parliament right decision!
Abdullah Ocalan, 24.06.2010
We are witnessing a conspiracy not just against Hatip Dicle. We are witnessing something darker, inside the AKP as well".
The meeting I had with Turkish officials "speaking on behalf of the government" on 14 June, We spoke about many issues. The CHP has expressed curiosity about the content of these talks. It is important to tell the public opinion about these talks
We have reached a certain stage. The discussion phase has ended. There is no issue left to discuss. Now it is time for the government to take a decision on the issues we have discussed. That's why I called on the Turkish parliament to hold an emergency session. If the parliament and government declare that they are in favour of a democratic solution then we will enter a practical phase.
If the Turkish government will not respond before July 15 the negotiations will fail and the crisis will deepen in Turkey.
We now have two options,..A democratic constitutional solution or a revolutionary people's war. As for the first road, it is necessary to put into practice the solution to the Kurdish question. The government knows what it should do in order to get this started. As for the second road, clearly if no practical steps are taken the people will start their revolutionary war".
Commenting on the decision by the Supreme Election Council (YSK) on Hatip Dicle, Ocalan stated that “This is a dark conspiracy against Diyarbakir. This decision is not only against Dicle or Diyarbakir but all the Kurdish people,
I respected the boycott decision of the elected MPs and insisted that they will go to parliament only if the Turkish government takes action to give Hatip Dicle his electoral rights and his parliamentary seat back.
The Supreme Election Council (YSK) of Turkey announced on Tuesday that Hatip Dicle, who was elected as an independent representative from Diyarbakir city, could not take a seat in the newly elected parliament. He was supported by the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) which won 36 seats in the 550-member parliament. The remaining 35 MPs announced that they will boycott the new parliament after the decision of YSK.