Kurdish Groups, Expressed Their Disappointment of the Democratization

gultan-kisanakKurdish political groups, expressed their disappointment with regard to the democratization package underlining that it wouldn’t address Turkey’s needs for democratization and demands outlined in the context of the Kurdish resolution process.

“The Kurds wished for the solving of the Kurdish problem, the solving of the belief difficulties of the Alevis, and the allowing of all those alienated in the country to contribute to its rule. We have been struggling for years for this. We wish to clearly state that this package has not met any of these wishes. This is not a package that addresses Turkey’s need for democratization,” Gültan Kışanak, co-chairperson of the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) told reporters Sept.30. “Was this a package worth waiting for? All of Turkey saw,” she added.

The BDP will continue to make its assessments with regard to the package and will make further statements on the fate of the ongoing resolution process. As Kışanak put it directly, a number of crucial demands form the BDP as part of the Kurdish resolution process had not been addressed by the package.

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