Posted by Plutonas on January 12, 2001 at 14:45:41:
In Reply to: Ocelan posted by Konrad on January 05, 2001 at 09:03:44:
Ocalan bears the brunt of his arrest, one of his aids says
ISTANBUL, 11/01/2001 (ANA - A. Kourkoulas)
Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan has the sole
responsibility for his capture from Turkish agents in Kenya in 1999, his aide
Semse Dillan Kilic, said in Strasbourg, according to an article published at the
daily newspaper Hurryet.
"The fact that the leader fell in the hands of the Turks, is the worst defeat PKK
suffered and the responsibility for this event does not - as Ocalan claimed - fall
on Greece or any other country," Kilic said.
"We accused Greece to defend our leader ... Greece did not want war with
Turkey, it acted in accordance with its national interests," she added.
At the time Kilic had accused Greece, blaming Greek officials as responsible for
the arrest of the PKK leader, who since 1984 lead his rebels in a struggle
"We said to Ocalan (that we should) leave the (Greek) embassy grounds, but
he refused. He said that they (the Turks) could have kidnapped him and kill him
in the streets," Kilic said.
"Greek agent (Savvas) Kalenteridis supported this opinion, reassuring Ocalan
that he would protect him, but the leader was scared of going out in the street,"
"We told him that the agents of Turkey would not clash with us in the streets,
since it would have been an international scandal and we told him that we had
the ability to save ourselves, but he said 'you do not know of Turks. They
would do anything to arrest me'. It was clear that he was very scared," she
: Can anyone tell me what happened to Ocelan (you know, of
: the PKK) when he got arrested. I mean was be betrayed by
: the Greek government as some people maintain? I don't
: mean this as a provocation, just curious about your opinions
: that's all.
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