According to Murat Karayılan of the PKK, the Turkish government has asked the PKK for a ceasefire within North Kurdistan. In return, the Kurdish movement was offered a "free hand" in other regions.
The commander-in-chief of the central HPG headquarters, Murat Karayılan, has commented on Turkey's ongoing invasion of southern Kurdistan (northern Iraq) in a special broadcast on the Kurdish television station Stêrk TV. According to Karayılan, who is also a member of the PKK's executive committee, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan asked the Kurdish movement through contacts for a ceasefire inside northern Kurdistan. In return, the PKK was offered a "free hand" in other parts of Kurdistan. Below we publish the first part of the slightly shortened interview in English translation.