Erdo?an calls on HDP to end violence in Turkey's southeast
President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has called on the Peoples? Democratic Party (HDP) to do its share for the ongoing violent acts in Turkey?s southeastern provinces, implying the HDP has ties with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers? Party (PKK) and acts as a parliamentary extension of the PKK.
?The [PKK?s] extension in parliament should do its part as we still receive news of deaths from the southeastern region in our country. Some terrorists groups can still open fire at minibuses and we face attempts of bombing an important dam in the region,? Erdo?an said.
Erdo?an quoted the HDP as saying the party had no organic ties with the PKK. ?But we know based on the intelligence we gathered that there is an inorganic tie,? Erdo?an told reporters, after he performed his Ramadan prayer in a mosque in Istanbul?s Ata?ehir district early July 17.
Erdo?an also said he did not recognize the term ?Dolmabahçe Agreement,? a joint meeting held between the government and the ?mral? Committee in Dolmabahçe Palace in Istanbul on Feb. 28 with Deputy Prime Minister Yalç?n Akdo?an and HDP Istanbul deputy S?rr? Süreyya Önder, who read an AKP statement and imprisoned PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan?s 10-item list of priorities for the Kurdish Peace Process, respectively, when asked to comment on the Dolmabahçe Agreement and the Kurdish peace talks. The ?mral? Committee is a committee formed by several HDP deputies as a negotiation team for the Kurdish peace talks.
?I do not recognize the phrase ?Dolmabahçe Agreement.? There is a government. So there is a political party with its grassroots [from the PKK]. If there is a step to make toward the future of our country, this should be made in parliament. There cannot be an agreement with a political party that is being...