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General News    H3'ed 12/28/15

People's Democratic Party in Turkey Asks for Kurdish Autonomy as PM Cancels Meeting on Constitution

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The People’s Democratic Party (HDP) has insisted on self-rule in southeastern Anatolia as Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu canceled a meeting with the party over the constitution, accusing the HDP of violence.  A meeting of the Democratic Society Congress (DTK) in the city of Amed has called for the establishment of “democratic autonomous regions” for the solution of the Kurdish problem. The DTK convened to discuss Turkish army operations in the southeastern province of Diyarbakir and asked for “self-governance” in a statement on Dec. 27.

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Natylie Baldwin is author of The View from Moscow: Understanding Russia and U.S.-Russia Relations available in e-book and print. She has traveled throughout western Russia since 2015 and has written several articles based on her conversations and interviews with a cross-section of Russians. She blogs at  (more...)
 

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