Guler and Atalay evaluate Ocalan's call
Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay and Interior Minister Muammer Guler yesterday evaluated the call of the jailed head of the outlawed PKK Abdullah Ocalan to lay down weapons at Nowruz celebrations. Speaking to reporters at Parliament, Atalay said that the resolution process was continuing in a positive way. "We have certain objectives, and these remarks cover such objectives," Atalay said. Answering the questions from reporters in Ankara, Guler said, "The language spoken is that of peace. We should see the implementation." Upon being reminded of the statements of Parliament members from the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) regarding the lack of Turkish flags during the Nowruz celebrations in Diyarbakir, Guler said, "The Nowruz celebrations in Diyarbakir were organized by a planning committee of seven people. I condemn vehemently the absence of Turkish flag there. It is a big deficiency not to have a Turkish flag."