Barzani meets Erdogan in Diyarbakir
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.