World Bulletin/News Desk
The International Cultural Studies Center (UKAM) has made public the results of its extensive research concerning the settlement process of the Kurdish question in Turkey.
While 84 percent of those who participated in the study said they were very optimistic about the solution efforts, 68 percent found the solution initiatives to be sincere.
77.69 percent expressed that they considered Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to be the most influential person in the process. 88.3 percent indicated that the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) was an obstacle to the solution process, and 94.4 percent considered to the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) to likewise be an obstacle.
Jailed PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan was regarded as the most influential person in the Kurdish political movement.
70 percent of the participants said they believed the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) would disarm.
67.2 percent agreed that the new constitution would be critical in the solution of the Kurdish issue, and they believed that the current parliament would be able to create a new constitution.
When asked what was necessary for the Kurdish issue to be solved, education in the mother tongue received the highest score with 41 percent, followed by a general pardon toward the PKK (34.4%), and democratic autonomy (24%).
62.8 percent of those who participated in the survey expressed that Kurds want equal citizenship.Last Mod: 22 Mayıs 2013, 15:31