PIK: Peace passes through negotiation with Öcalan, not isolation

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via ANF-News

The PIK president stressed that if there is no peace, Kurds will continue to fight for their rights and called on European and world countries to act now.

Hikmet Serbilind from PIK visited hunger strikers in Strasbourg on their 42nd day of fast to end isolation against Kurdish People’s Leader Abdullah Öcalan.

Speaking on behalf of Islamiya Kurdistan Party (PIK), Hikmet Serbilind praised the price paid by hunger strikers.

Serbilind emphasized that PIK valued everyone who served and paid a price for the cause of Kurdistan and gave the example of Maide sura from the Quran.

Serbilind underlined the importance of human life and said that tens of millions of Kurds live in captivity and have paid heavy prices.

The PIK president remarked that the hunger strike campaign had begun since the Turkish state left no option to Kurds and added that dialogue with Öcalan is necessary. “If they want peace and solution, these pass through Imrali. Mr. Öcalan is the leader of this movement, and peace can only pass through him.”

Call to European countries

The PIK president stressed that if there is no peace, Kurds will continue to fight for their rights and called on European and world countries to act now. He said that it is thanks to Kurds and their fight against the Islamic State that European countries are safe today.

Koç: We won’t run away from sacrifice

Speaking on behalf of the hunger strikers, Yüksel Koç thanked the president of the PIK and said that their support and that of all parties is important.

Koç added that Kurds paid heavy prices in the last century and an even heavier price in the last 40 years, and confirmed that they would not run away from sacrifice and that the end of isolation will open the way to peace negotiations.

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