World Bulletin / News Desk
Pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) Co-chairperson Selahattin Demirtaş has undergone an angiography at a Diyarbakır hospital and is reportedly is good condition.
Demirtaş was taken to Diyarbakır Memorial Hospital on Monday after suffering from chest spasms and spent the day in the hospital to complete medical tests. Reports said the BDP leader underwent an angiography on Tuesday morning and is reportedly in good condition.
Meanwhile, the BDP announced that it had cancelled a parliamentary group meeting which was scheduled to take place on Tuesday due to Demirtaş's health concerns. Gültan Kışanak, the fellow BDP co-chairperson, was unable to attend the meeting due to a prescheduled engagement.
Demirtaş was expected to announce during the meeting the results of an investigation into the leak of the minutes of a meeting between three BDP deputies and Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Öcalan as part of the ongoing peace talks aimed at disarming the militant group.
The BDP deputies traveled to İmralı Island in the Sea of Marmara on Feb. 23 to meet with the PKK leader and declined to tell the press the content of the discussion they held, stating only that the visit was a “historic step” for the settlement of the country's Kurdish and terrorism problems.
But a cloud was cast over the peace talks when minutes of the meeting were published by the Milliyet daily four days after the gathering. The BDP's Demirtaş acknowledged on Saturday that the minutes were leaked without his party's knowledge, adding that he will announce the results of the investigation into the incident on Tuesday.Last Mod: 12 Mart 2013, 16:15