Turkey's interior minister meets war veterans on new Kurdish opening

Interior Minister Besir Atalay met with the representatives of associations of the families of martyrs and war veterans on Sunday.

Turkey's interior minister meets war veterans on new Kurdish opening
Turkey's interior minister continues to hold talks as part of his tour to political parties and non-governmental organizations within the scope of government's "democratic move".

Within this framework, Interior Minister Besir Atalay met with the representatives of associations of the families of martyrs and war veterans on Sunday.

Officials and representatives of numerous associations attended the meeting held at the Police Training Center in capital Ankara.

Speaking to reporters after the gathering, Atalay said that the goverment had the same sensitivies with the families of martyrs.

New opening

Premier Recep Tayyip 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 Democratic Left Party (DSP) chairman Masum Turker, Democrat Party (DP) chairman Husamettin Cindoruk, chairman of the Union of Chambers' & Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) Rifat Hisarciklioglu, Democratic Society Party (DTP) leader Ahmet Turk, chairman of Confederation of Turkish Labor Unions (Turk-Is) Mustafa Kumlu, Union of Bars (TBB) President Ozdemir Ozok and several NGOs within the scope of "Democratic Move" initiative.


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