Hatip Dicle: We embrace our people's self-rule demand
DİYARBAKIR (DİHA) - DTK Co-chair Hatip Dicle said, "Self-government is a right, a demand, and it is legitimate. Thus, we as DTK with all our other institutions embrace the struggle."
HDP (Peoples' Democratic Party), HDK (Peoples' Democratic Congress), DBP (Party of Democratic Regions) and DTK (Democratic Society Congress) - umbrella organization of all Kurdish parties and NGOs in Turkey - authorities holding a press statement in Diyarbakır have embraced resistance against the operations while criticizing curfews and the operations launched in certain cities.
The press meeting was held today (December 18) with the participation of HDP Co-chairs Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ, DBP Co-chair Kamuran Yüksek, HDK Co-spokesperson Ertuğrul Kürkçü, DTK Co-chairs Hatip Dicle and Selma Irmak.
DTK Co-Chair Hatip Dicle said the state abandoned negotiation table based on three reasons: Developments in Rojova, Democratic Union Party (PYD) obtaining international legitimacy and June 7 general election results.
'State abandoned negotiation table based on 3 subjects'
Dicle added, "The issue was at a stage in which problems could be solved. Three subjects have caused the state to abandon the talks. First subject is developments in Rojava and PYD increasingly obtaining international legitimacy. The second is, two cantons in Rojava uniting with in alliance with international community forces. The third is, concept of war has come to the agenda following defeat of AKP and HDP gaining strength in June 7 elections. We all have started to undergo a painful period."
“Self-government is a right, a demand, and it is legitimate. Thus, we as DTK with all our other institutions embrace the struggle,” underlined the DTK co-chair.