Pro-Kurdish Party: Turkey's solution process to continue

There are no moves to end solution process with Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, says People's Democratic Party Deputy Group Chairman Idris Baluken

Pro-Kurdish Party: Turkey's solution process to continue

World Bulletin/News Desk

There are no discussions taking place aimed at ending Turkey's solution process, the People's Democratic Party Deputy Group Chairman Idris Baluken has said.

His comments on Monday came two days after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey's parliament would make new legal arrangements regarding the solution process - aimed at ending Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, terrorism - after pro-Kurdish protests, street violence and vandalism broke out nationwide, leading to the deaths of 34 people.

Speaking with journalists in Turkey's parliament, Baluken said: "We keep a dialog open with the government - our negotiations on the solution process are still ongoing."

The co-chairmen of Turkey's pro-Kurdish Parties have called for an end to the violence, which flared among pro-Kurdish groups who accused the Turkish government of failing to intervene over attacks by the ISIL on the mainly Kurdish-populated Syrian border town of Kobani, also known as Ayn al-Arab on October 6.

Baluken added that Erdogan's statement on Saturday had added "fuel to the flames".

He said: "It would not be correct if we said the roadmap for the solution process had been shared with us in a detailed manner."

He said if Erdogan's "new legal arrangements" were put on the parliamentary agenda, the People's Democratic Party believed they could cause chaos and even civil war in Turkey.

Two years ago, Turkey launched what is publicly known as the "solution process" aimed at ending the decades-old conflict with the outlawed PKK, a dispute which has claimed the lives of more than 40,000 people over more than 30 years.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist group by Turkey as well as by the U.S. and the European Union.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 14 Ekim 2014, 10:10

Muhammed Öylek