Turkey to set up council for Kurdish 'solution process'

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said a special 'solution process council' will guide government's efforts to solve the Kurdish issue.

Turkey to set up council for Kurdish 'solution process'

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Turkish government is establishing a special council to steer its efforts as part of the Kurdish solution process, said Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc on Tuesday.

Following Tuesday's Council of Ministers' meeting chaired by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Arinc announced a new step to carry the ‘solution process’ through as soon as possible and root out terror in the eastern Turkish region - one of the priorities of Davutoglu-led new AK Party government.

"There will be a two-leg structure. The first is the 'solution process council' chaired by the prime minister, or the deputy prime ministers, and will include the ministers of justice, foreign affairs, interior and national defense along with the undersecretaries of the prime ministry, public security and Turkish intelligence agency MIT," he said.

Arinc added that commissions to interdepartmental coordination would be set up as the second leg of the structure.

The country's ‘solution process,’ which began early last year, is aimed at securing the end of a more than 30 year-old conflict between Turkish armed forces and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, which is listed as a terrorist group by Turkey as well as by the U.S. and the European Union.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 01 Ekim 2014, 09:49