Kur­dish Par­ties in Turkey Merge

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Two Kur­dish par­ties in Turkey, the Par­tic­i­pa­tory Democ­racy Party (KADEP) and Kur­dis­tan Demo­cratic Party-Turkey (PDKT) an­nounced Fri­day they have agreed to merge, in a first step to­wards pro­vid­ing an al­ter­na­tive to other well es­tab­lished Kur­dish par­ties in the coun­try.

Party of­fi­cials said prepa­ra­tions and talks had taken place over the past eight months to re­al­ize their merger, which they said would of­fi­cially be signed on May 27 in a spe­cial cer­e­mony.

“We are plan­ning to open a new chap­ter in Kur­dish po­lit­i­cal his­tory through the merger which will pro­vide a new ap­proach in rep­re­sent­ing the Kur­dish peo­ple,” said PDK-T leader, Mehmet Emin Kar­das.

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