Leftists DSP says Turkish PM's visit on PKK 'meaningful conduct'

Democratic Left Party chairman described visit of PM Erdogan as "a meaningful conduct" to eliminate PKK in Turkey.

Leftists DSP says Turkish PM's visit on PKK 'meaningful conduct'


Democratic Left Party (DSP) chairman Tuesday described visit of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as "a meaningful conduct" to eliminate PKK in Turkey.

Speaking to reporters following his meeting with Erdogan, DSP Chairman Masum Turker said between the years 1999 and 2002, during the period of DSP's ruling, PKK attacks were at the "zero point."


Turker said this was achieved not only with the collaboration of the three coalition partners but also with the cooperation of the opposition parties. "We had particularly implemented Article 51 of the United Nations and cut logistic support," he added.

Turker said there was a research report on the issue carried out in the Parliament in 2005.


"At the meeting with Erdogan, we reminded a bill submitted by the DSP MPs to the Parliament in 2008. We focused on forming a security wall in electronic or in physical sense that would ensure border security," he said.

Turker said that they focused on two main points. We have stated some proposals that would yield results in the medium or long term as well as some approaches that would immediately eliminate PKK, he said. 


"DSP does not want bloodshed anymore. We do not want martyrs anymore," Turker said.

Turker said DSP would submit its proposals to Erdogan next week, "either we will visit Erdogan or some of our friends may carry out studies with some people who Erdogan will assign in technical means."


Güncelleme Tarihi: 14 Temmuz 2010, 11:32