Barzani meets Er­do­gan in Di­yarbakir

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the city as the Pres­i­dent of the Kur­dis­tan Re­gion.”

The Vice-Sec­re­tary Gen­eral of the Peo­ple’s Demo­cratic Party (HDP), Ertugrul Kurkcu, ar­gues that re­ceiv­ing Barzani in Di­yarbakir will be an im­por­tant steps to­wards peace in the area and will open another door for di­a­logue be­tween Kur­dis­tan and Tur­key.

“Such vis­its will make the Kurds in the North, and es­pe­cially Amed (the Kur­dish name for Di­yarbakir) happy,” Kurkcu said.

Zek­e­ria Bay­cioglu, the leader of the Huda Party, hoped the meet­ing would bring hap­pi­ness to the Kurds in Tur­key.

Ay­sel Tugluk, an in­de­pen­dent MP in the Turk­ish Par­lia­ment, said the visit is very im­por­tant and that Barzani would def­i­nitely be given a warm wel­come in Di­yarbakir. She de­scribed Barzani as a spe­cial fig­ure: “Barzani has a spe­cial char­ac­ter and we hope that we can wel­come him and meet him as the BDP,” Tugluk said.

Os­man Bay­demir, Head of the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Di­yarbakir, stated that as a Kurd he was hon­ored to re­ceive Barzani in his city.

Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Pres­i­dent Mas­soud Barzani speaks to a crowd of thou­sands in Di­yarbakir, Tur­key's Kur­dis­tan, on Satur­day, Novem­ber 16, 2013.

Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Pres­i­dent Mas­soud Barzani, Turk­ish Prime Min­is­ter Re­cep Teyyip Er­do­gan­his wife Emine Er­doğan in Di­yarbakir, Tur­key's Kur­dis­tan, on Satur­day, Novem­ber 16, 2013.

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