KRP con­cerned about Tur­key-PKK clashes

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

The Kur­dis­tan Re­gion Pres­i­dency of­fice has voiced con­cerns over deadly clashes in Kur­dish ar­eas of Tur­key, say­ing that the cur­rent sit­u­a­tion in Turk­ish Kur­dis­tan can only con­tinue to pro­voke vi­o­lence.

In a state­ment on Fri­day Septem­ber 11th, the Pres­i­dency of­fice said that the Kur­dis­tan Re­gional Gov­ern­ment will re­main con­cerned un­til the sides re­turn to the ne­go­ti­at­ing ta­ble.

“We have al­ways stressed that vi­o­lence will lead the sides to no sat­is­fac­tory out­come but a worse sit­u­a­tion,” reads the state­ment. “We strongly en­cour­age the Kur­dis­tan Work­ers’ Party (PKK) and Tur­key to lay down arms and re­sume the peace process.”

Fol­low­ing the col­lapse of a ceasefire be­tween the PKK and Tur­key in July, deadly clashes have left scores of Turk­ish sol­diers, PKK guer­ril­las and civil­ians dead in the south eastern prov­inces of Tur­key.

The Turk­ish gov­ern­ment has im­posed a cur­few in the Cizre and Silopi dis­tricts of Şır­nak province. Re­ports from the area claim that lo­cals are suf­fer­ing from a lack of food, wa­ter and other ba­sics.

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