The leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Abdullah Ocalan, said the current conflict between the Kurdish militants and Ankara was a war that “nobody can win,” according to his brother Mehmet, who was speaking on Monday after a recent meeting with him in prison, the Middle East Eye reported.

It is estimated that close to 2,000 people between July 2015 and July 2016 have died in the clashes.

“Yes, the Kurdish issue is a heavy issue. It’s not a matter of 20 years, it goes back 150, 200 years. Thirty people die every day. If the state was sincere, there wouldn’t be so many deaths. This country doesn’t deserve this. Everybody with a conscience must consider this,” Ocalan further said, according to his brother.

“The solution can’t be one-sided; the largest party is the state. If the state points to that, this problem won’t continue for too long, it will be resolved.”

Ocalan has laid the blame on Ankara for breaking the ceasefire.

“First of all, it wasn’t us who destroyed the process.”

The PKK have fought since 1984 for an autonomous Kurdistan in southeastern Turkey in what is historically Assyrian and Armenian land.

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Elider Barrientos
Elider Barrientos
2016-09-14 03:36

Muerte a los malditos kurdos

Diego Ramirez
Diego Ramirez
2016-09-14 03:38

Muerete tu mejor taradito de mierda

James Portugal Bustillo
James Portugal Bustillo
2016-09-14 04:04

callate culiao criptozionista, los kurdos, vendidos a los angloimperialistas como chile en latinoamerica

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2016-09-14 07:09

Mort aux cons!

Diego Ramirez
Diego Ramirez
2016-09-14 09:45

Que patético, los gringos te chuparon las neuronas, drogadicto de mierda retardado.

James Portugal Bustillo
James Portugal Bustillo
2016-09-14 11:21

drogadicta tu madre chileno traidor conchetumadre, progre hijo de mil putas…shitlenos odiados en toda america