The same professor from the Turkish historical society (TTK), Dr Yusuf Halacoglu that stated that Alevi Kurds was Armenians and that Kurds was actually Turks has now said that PKK (the Kurdish workers party) is not a Kurdish movement, but assimilated-Armenians that consider themselves Kurds.
"Armenian. Most of the members included in the PKK, which wants
to split the country, and the "Turkish Workers' and Peasants'
He has in another interview said that"...when some PKK members are arrested it becomes
apparent that they are not circumcised.”
Halacoglu has been condemned by the Turkish priminister Erdogan that
accused him of racism, leaders of the Kurdish "Democratic Society"
organization and also by many Alevi organizations.
The Alevi, Reha Camuroglu, the AKP deputy (ruling
Justice and Development Party) has also asked asked
Halacoglu to resign from his office yesterday and the
Ankara public prosecutor initiates an investigation over
Halacoglu. Yusuf Halacoglu comments this in a
pressconference and said:"I did not reject [the existence of] Kurds, I said the following:
'Some who believe themselves to be Kurds are shown as
Turkmens in 16th century records. Is that saying there are
no Kurds? I [also] did not say that Kurdish Alevis are Armenians.
There are Armenians who pretended to be Kurdish Alevis in
order to escape the forced emigration. Being is different,
pretending to be is different."