The chief officials of PKK leading council, among them Murat Karaiylan, PKK land commander, Sabri Ok and Cemil Bayik, accepted in a joint meeting with T24 journalist Hassan Cemal that the outlawed party has committed mistakes during its three-decade-long war against Turkey.
“Yes. That’s right. As PKK we accept we have committed mistakes and we should accept the truth. That’s a reality,” Karaiylan said answering the question whether PKK believes it has committed mistakes.
Our mistakes in less than those of Turkey Republic, Ok said in replaying the same question, where Bayik accepted the issue, confessing there is no way other than facing the mistakes to stabilize peace and democracy.
“Both PKK and Turkey Republic should accept their mistakes. I’m really afraid whether Turkey is able to stand the heavy burden of its mistakes,” Bayik said.
The PKK officials said they will decide later in answering the question will they prefer to stay in Qandil Mountains or return to Turkey after the peace process ends, Jamal added.