CHP calls for improving policy against Kurdish question
The Turkish CHP Party has prepared a report on the peace process and progress made in solving the Kurdish question in Turkey. The report asks the Turkish government to dissolve the rule of safeguarding Kurdish villages.
“The Kurdish people are not happy with the CHP’s policy on the Kurdish question, so the CHP has to reconsider this policy. CHP members have to visit Kurdish villages more often and respond positively to their issues,” the report states.
The report has asked the Turkish government to dissolve the rule of safeguarding Kurdish villages, and has also asked to establish factories in Kurdish villages.
The government’s unilateral approach and slow pace is already threatening the process, just as its efforts have begun to bear fruit in establishing a dialogue that may lead to more substantive negotiations.
The CHP is calling on the government to implement Kurdish requests by helping Kurds to study freely in their own language.
In December 2012, the Turkish Premier authorized intelligence officers to start talks with Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) with a view to bringing to an end three decades of unrest in which more than 40,000 people have been killed.
Turkey’s much-vaunted Kurdish peace process has been through a tough few months. Beset by mounting risks, both sides have accused the other of failing to honor pledges as they come under increasing pressure from their constituencies to take a tougher stance.