Turkey's PM defends Kurdish opening in envoys meeting

Turkish prime minister stood up for the government's move to widen democratic rights and freedoms in Turkey.

Turkey's PM defends Kurdish opening in envoys meeting

Turkish prime minister stood up for the government's move to widen democratic rights and freedoms in Turkey.

"The contents of our project is very clear: We want to have more democracy, more rights and freedoms and to strengthen our unity and fraternity. Our goal is to minimize terror and secure the improvement our country in stability," Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Wednesday a conference meeting of Turkish ambassadors in capital Ankara.

Erdogan said the fight against terrorism could not be handled as mere security issue, adding that Turkey had been dealing with the terror problem for 30 years.

"We are committed to pursue our policies in order to minimize any problems including terrorism, problems of ethnic groups as well as religious groups," he said.

The Turkish premier said he expected "more concrete results" from the government's democratization drive, urging the ambassadors to exert stronger diplomatic efforts to that end.


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