The AKP government and the seperatist HDP, which represents Abdullah Öcalan, the leader of the terrorist PKK, have announced their alliance on the way to dissolution of Turkey in Dolmabahçe Palace.
Internal Affairs Minister Efkan Ala and Deputy Prime Minister Yalçın Akdoğan had a meeting with the HDP members in Dolmabahçe Palace. The letter sent by the Kurdish terrorist organization PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan was read in the meeting. Pro-Kurdish HDP MP Sırrı Süreyya Önder said quoting Ocalan, "I invite the PKK to attend an extraordinary congress in the spring months in order to make the strategic and historic decision to abandon the armed struggle."
After the meeting, Önder told reporters that the problems with the democratization for the past 30 years had caused the lives of more than 40.000 people, which can be stopped by this resolution process of the ongoing Kurdish problem.
Deputy Prime Minister Akdoğan has claimed that the government handles the developments with all aspects: “We think it is quite important that we heard about a rapid disarming, inaction and democratic politics.”
The ten conditions of the process have been stated in the meeting:
1. The definition and content of democratic politics.
2. Defining the national and local aspects of democratic resolution.
3. Legal and democratic guarantees of free citizens.
4. The relationship between the state/public and democratic politics.
5. The socio-economic dimensions of the resolution process.
6. Handling the democratic-security issues to protect public order and its freedom.
7. Legal solutions and guarantees of women in terms of cultural and ecological problems.
8. Improving an understanding for identity problems, definition and recognition.
9. Defining the aspects of the democratic republic, mutual homeland and nation in a pluralistic state.
10. A new constitution to internalize all of these conditions.
Freedom fighters or a crime network?
According to Robert Fragnito from the Stratfor Institute, the estimated budget of PKK which aims to create international pressure and antipathy against Turkey is about $86 Billion.
PKK uses heroin production and trafficking to support its acts of terror (1996 INCS). Engaged in drug trafficking and money laundering activities and is well-established in the production of almost all kinds of opium products and their smuggling. Other sources of revenue of the PKK as extortion, robbery and counterfeiting.
Turkish Gendarmerie forces confiscate 15.4 tons of hashish belonging to PKK
The revenues used for purchasing firearms, munitions and other equipment used by the terrorists. Narcotics smuggling therefore constitutes a major part of the PKK's financial apparatus, alongside extortion, blackmailing, robbery, arms smuggling and illicit labor trafficking. The revenues gained from illicit drug dealings and marketing are channeled to funding its arms purchases, which is required to sustain its terrorist activities.
An iconic peace-maker or a drug lord?
The PKK is actively involved in all phases of narcotics trafficking, from the producing and processing of the drugs to their smuggling and marketing. It is stated that the PKK is engaged in producing, refining and marketing of drugs and has contacts in numerous countries. PKK's involvement in narcotics trafficking through Turkey, reiterates that the PKK not only uses "taxes" extracted from narcotics traffickers and refiners to finance its operations, but "may be more directly involved in transporting and marketing narcotics in Europe" as well (INCS 1998). The PKK's "turnover" from drug trafficking is estimated at "millions of US dollars". Narcotics trafficking has entered Parisian suburbs thanks to the PKK, is responsible for 10 to 80 percent of the heroin smuggled to Paris.
Abdullah Öcalan, the leader of the PKK who is responsible for the deaths of more than 30,000 Turkish troops and civilians has been serving a life term on the prison island of Imrali in the Marmara Sea on terrorism charges since 1999.
For the past 30 years, the PKK has conducted a low-level guerrilla war in eastern Turkey aimed at creating an independent Kurdish state.
Operating mainly from bases in the Kurdish enclave in northern Iraq, the PKK continues to target Turkish military and civilian administrative targets and energy installations, and, less frequently, Western tourists visiting Turkish resorts.