Karayilan: Kurdish problem needs to be solved by dialogue
In an interview with the New York Times reporter Steven Lee Myers, the president of Kurdistan Democratic Confederation (KCK), said that the Kurdish problem needs to be solved by dialogue.
The president of KCK Murat Karayilan said “We are not weak, our youths are always ready, hot-blooded and combative, but we want the Kurdish problem — as a nation’s problem, as a people’s problem — to be solved not by guns, but by dialogue.”
Commenting on Karayilan's words, the New York Times acknowledged that "now, perhaps more than ever before, there are indications that the war may have reached its endgame."
Karayilan added that “the Kurdish people are an ancient people in the world. But all their national and linguistic rights have been denied. Our goal is to achieve those rights.”
"The United States, as well as other nations, should stop seeing the conflict through the prism of the “war on terror,” but rather through that of self-determination. It is the cause of a nation that needs to be addressed,” he concluded.