Turkey to reveal Kurdish opening fate after DTP ban

Turkish interior minister will make a statement about the fate of Kurdish opening after pro-Kurdish party was banned.

Turkey to reveal Kurdish opening fate after DTP ban

 

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish interior minister will make a statement about the fate of Kurdish opening after pro-Kurdish party was banned.

Anadolu news agency reported that Interior Minister Besir Atalay will hold a press conference on the matter on Thursday after the assessment meeting on "National Unity and Democratic Initiative" that took place in Ankara on Wednesday.

The statement comes after the top court banned pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party (DTP) over PKK links.

Democratic Initiative is an official word that refers to Kurdish opening.

Analysts fear the ban on DTP would strengthen the hand of the militant PKK by undermining confidence in the democratic process and the government's current reform initiative.

DTP MPs also announced that they all would resign from Turkish Parliament.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and ministers discussed incidents that took place in Turkey in the recent period and security issues in the assessment meeting.

The government's planned pro-Kurdish reforms include the creation of an independent body to investigate cases of torture by security forces in the southeast as well as further loosen restrictions on the Kurdish language.

Last Mod: 16 Aralık 2009, 17:10
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