2 July 2012 /ADEM YAVUZ ARSLAN BUGÜN
Claims that Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Öcalan is living somewhere in Bursa instead of incarcerated on the island of İmralı fell onto Ankara’s agenda like a bombshell.
The government has prohibited Öcalan from seeing his lawyers or family since the July 14, 2011 Silvan attack. As a matter of fact, this should have been done as soon as Öcalan was put in jail on İmralı. If you are not too busy to read the whole indictment prepared against the Kurdish Communities Union (KCK) suspects, you will see how Öcalan was leading the terrorist organization and pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) by giving his commands from İmralı, where he was quite safe. And according to new testimonies of terrorists caught by the police, the recent terrorist attack in Dağlıca was carried out with the intention of taking police officers captive and using them to end Öcalan’s prison sentence. Thus, the claims that Öcalan is not on İmralı do not mean anything at all.