Turkish Interior Minister Besir Atalay said on Saturday that, "what we should do is to look for and form a common mind for the future of Turkey."
Atalay said, "we discuss every kind of approaches within the scope of works on 'democratic move'. We should not only form a common mind for the future of Turkey, but we should at the same time appeal to common conscience," while speaking to reporters following his meeting with representatives from 20 NGOs in Ankara.
Atalay said he was pleased over the works on the move, "different sections of the country support the move. The ground should be broadened towards society sections with the support of media, authors, and intellectuals."
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 had 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.
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