Added time: 24 February 2014, Monday 17:36
Ocalan: Peace process has to build up with legal instruments
BDP group chairs Pervin Buldan and İdris Baluken and Amed MP Altan Tan organised a press conference in parliament regarding the current state of the 'peace process' and future developments.
Kurdish Leader Abdullah Ocalan has made three proposals to enable the peace process to progress, calling for the negotiation stage to be initiated without delay.
BDP MPs announced these proposals at a press conference in the Turkish Parliament.
Here are the three proposals that Kurdish leader has put forward..
"Firstly, Mr Öcalan wants the phase of negotiations initiated without delay. In order for the process to continue the delegations representing the government should go to the island as soon as possible to discuss the main headings."
"Secondly, as Mr Öcalan has highlighted, the legal steps regarding the status of the process, the agreement on the legal framework and the commission with 8 headings should be passed by parliament rapidly. Mr Öcalan says that if steps are taken on these headings he will be able to make appeals on many subjects. The government should take this appeal seriously and take the necessary steps without delay."
"Thirdly, pertaining to discussions with the delegation. He states clearly that this process is not one that will progress unilaterally with the state delegation. He has emphasised there need to be consultation delegations. Mr Öcalan also considers that one visit a month is insufficient. He demands that delegations come weekly, or, if necessary, on a daily basis."
Buldan stressed that these steps were essential for the continuation of the process, adding that they had prepared a draft bill on negotiations that they would submit to parliament.