Interview with Hozat, Karayılan and Bayık

Below we reproduce an interview with the two new co-chairs of the executive council of the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), Bese Hozat and Cemil Bayik, and the former KCK chairman Murat Karayilan.

By ANF BEHDİNAN

July 2013

The two new co-chairs of the executive council of the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), Bese Hozat and Cemil Bayık as well as the former KCK chairman of the executive council and the current supreme commander of the Kurdish Peoples’ Defence Forces (HPG) Murat Karayılan, talked to the news agency Firat (ANF) after the exceptional 9th general assembly of Kongra-Gel. During the general assembly the democratic solution process was the main topic. In this interview Karayılan explained that the coming weeks will be of great importance. ‘With the current attitude of the government, the process will not progress further. Even though the process has not come to a standstill yet, it is at risk of coming to a halt,’ explained Karayılan.

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Huseyin Aygun’s first statement after his release

Originally published in Turkish on Internethaber.com. A PiK translation.

The CHP member of parliament for Dersim, Huseyin Aygun, was released on the evening of 14th August. He was arrested two days before near the district of Ovacik by HPG guerilla forces. After his release he was reunited with his family, before he stepped in front of the cameras and represented his experiences from the previous 48 hours.

Aygun explained, the PKK kidnapped him for propaganda reasons. After his arrest, Bahoz Erdal had communicated with the guerilla force from Dersim. He had made it clear that they should pay attention for there not to be as much as a hair out of place on Aygun. Continue reading