TR Monitor

Thank You, Mister Tayyip

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“Whatever I said in Diyarbakir in 2005, I still stand by it and I will continue to do so. I meant what I said when I was talking about peace, brotherhoo­d, solutions, justice, rights and freedom. We abolished the policies of rejection, denial and assimilati­on and began focusing on the solutions of age-old issues with an approach based on freedom.” Erdogan said these words in Diyarbakir. I thank the President for re-appropriat­ing completely domestic and national projects like the peace process. This process has been criminaliz­ed by so many, even by some of the authoritie­s of the state media for a while. Those who described this process as treason were pressuring the real democrats. The AK Party was insecure and silent on these issues. Those who incited Kurdish politician­s to end the peace process just because of Erdogan’s hostility have not paid a price. Kurds are again blamed for the whole thing.

Nagehan Alci Haberturk, July 12, 2021

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