The renewal of talks between the parties and a genuine will from both sides to seek a peaceful solution to the problems can pave the road to peace and a democratic solution to the Kurdish problem in Turkey along the lines first adumbrated by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and the recent International Peace Initiative. The renewal of these long-awaited talks will benefit all parties involved including Turkey and are to be encouraged. In light of these positive developments we urge the French government to immediately release Mr. Adem Uzun a leading Kurdish representative who was involved in the previous Oslo process. The further imprisonment of Mr. Uzun is meaningless in light of the positive developments currently taking place on Imrali.
The EUTCC praise the Turkish state and Mr. Abdullah Öcalan for taking courageous steps towards a negotiated peaceful settlement to further a democratic future for Turkey.
   Kariane Westrheim   Michael Gunter   Hans Brancheidt   Judge Essa Moosa  
  Chair of EUTCC   Secretary general   Board of Directors   Board of Directors 

Kariane Westrheim, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Education
Faculty of Psychology
University of Bergen
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