Iraqi Kurd daily criticizes Turkish policy towards Kurdistan and the Jaff respond
Source: Aso Daily Newspaper: BBC Monitoring
“Text of commentary by editor Adnan Osman: "PKK or Kirkuk?", published by Iraqi Patriotic Union of Kurdistan-funded daily Aso on 28 February
It is reported that in one of his visits to Turkey in the period of Turgut Ozal's presidency, the Turks blamed [Secretary-General of Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK)] Jalal Talabani for supporting the PKK. Talabani was surprised by this criticism and told the Turks: "I don't understand how I support the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). I managed to talk to [PKK leader] Abdulla Ocalan and convinced him to declare a ceasefire from his headquarters at Biqa' valley [Lebanon] and to be prepared to negotiate a peaceful solution with you." The Turks replied: "That is exactly what we mean. You gave good advice to PKK and then put the ball in our court."
We are the committee to defend the Jaff’s people right in Iraqi Kurdistan suffering in the hand of Mr. Jalal Talabani policy in our region. We want to remind the readers that the statements above are totally not true. The editor above is working for Mr. Talabani just to make living. There are many Kurds like him they sold their pen to make living in Kurdistan. They are making up good story for Mr. Talabani.
The truths are other way around. Mr. Talabani working for the interest of Arab, Turk and Islamic Republic of Iran for many reasons. One reason he want to defeat the Barzani family in Kurdistan second he get paid by the regional power for his service.
Now Mr. Talabani made very big mistake by inviting the Turkish army to destroy Barzani family once for all and then PKK. The calculation did not worked in his favor because under the pressure of the USA and Europe the Turkish army pulled out before the execution of his dirty plan.
This is the biggest mistake he ever made in his life. He is running for cover up. People like Mr. Osman working for him won’t be able to fool the Kurdish people. The truths are here by looking at his activity with the Turkish Government for decade his record are obvious what he is after. Mr. Talabani got very close to the PKK he used them against Barzani family in the past and then passed all the information on them to Turkey. Mr. Talabani can fool the Kurdish people and make them to fight each other and then betrayed them but he never betrayed the Kurdish enemies for his own survival.
In conclusion the information above are a good story made up by Talabani and published by Mr. Osman to make living in the expanse of his own people. Mr. Talabani is very weak politically he is ready to go. As he was saying before he want to live in Istanbul, he is right because he won’t be able to have peace among the Kurdish people any more.