Turkey to hold parliamentary session on Kurdish move

PM Erdogan said Tuesday the parliamentary session on the "Kurdish opening" will be open in Ankara.

Turkey to hold parliamentary session on Kurdish move

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday the parliamentary session on the "Kurdish opening" will be open in Ankara, state-run news agency said.

Speaking to reporters after attending several functions at the United Nations (UN), Erdogan said that he has arrived in the United States to attend the UN General Assembly, Anadolu agency said.

Contrary to what the chairman of the Republican People's Party (CHP) Deniz Baykal is saying, I am here to attend the UN General Assembly. My visit to the United States is not related to our government's 'democratic move', Erdogan said.

We have to note something here sincerely. We have not arrived in the United States to negotiate or discuss the 'democratic move', Erdogan stressed.

Erdogan's comments came after Baykal argued that Erdogan was in the United States to talk about the 'democratic move'.

Asked if the parliamentary session on the 'democratic move' would be open to the public, Erdogan said "yes".

Erdogan also said that he will pay an official visit to Washington in December.

"Democratic opening"

Turkish Premier Erdogan recently announced that his government initiated a move to deal with the Kurdish issue and the Ministry of Interior was assigned with the coordination of this task.

As a first step, Interior Minister Atalay held a press conference to inform the public about the government's "democratic move" to address the so-called "Kurdish Issue". Atalay made clear that this was a process where measures would be shaped along the way through consensus of all state organs and all components of the society. Atalay said they would visit all political parties to ask for their contribution and support.

He later met with a group of journalists at a workshop titled "Solution of the Kurdish Issue: Towards a Turkey Model".

Atalay, so far, visited several political parties and non-governmental organitazions.
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