PKK withdrawal to start in eight to 10 days: BDP deputy Önder

PKK withdrawal to start in eight to 10 days: BDP deputy Önder

 

The withdrawal of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants from Turkish soil may start within eight to 10 days, the Peace and Democracy Party’s (BDP) Istanbul deputy Sırrı Süreyya Önder told daily Hürriyet in an interview published April 20.

Önder, who joined most of the parliamentary delegations carrying letters between the PKK’s jailed leader Abdullah Öcalan and the organization’s military headquarters in the Kandil Mountains of northern Iraq, said important preparations were being made to ensure that the withdrawal is completed in a secure environment.