PKK's armed struggle over, political struggle beginning: BDP

BDP deputy Tan has said that the PKK has ended its armed struggle with its recent decision to withdraw from Turkish territory, and will start to seek Kurdish rights through a democratic and political struggle.

PKK's armed struggle over, political struggle beginning: BDP

World Bulletin/News Desk

Pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) Diyarbakır deputy Altan Tan has said that the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has ended its armed struggle with its recent decision to withdraw from Turkish territory, and that it will start to seek Kurdish rights through a democratic and political struggle instead.

The 25th edition of a meeting titled “Covering Turkey” was organized on Thursday by the Medialog Platform, an industry advocacy group connected to the İstanbul-based Journalists and Writers Foundation (GYV).

The ongoing settlement process was launched by the Turkish government in October 2012 with the PKK organization to resolve the decades-old Kurdish question of the country.

Attending the meeting, BDP deputy Tan responded to questions of both domestic and foreign journalists regarding the settlement process.

Stating that the PKK will keep its pledge of withdrawing without hesitation, Tan stated, however, that the BDP has some concern over whether the government will keep its pledge.

Tan stated: “The most risky point in the process is the Turkish government's desire to complete the process by just giving some minor rights to Kurds, but they should know that the Kurds are not idiots.”

Last Mod: 27 Nisan 2013, 10:20
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