Demirtas dismisses new resolution process by AKP

Demirtas dismisses new resolution process by AKP
Update: 02 July 2022 17:20
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The imprisoned leader called on the opposition parties to focus on their own strategy over the Kurdish question rather than delving into AKP's electoral intentions

Every single move towards a "new resolution process" by the AKP makes no sense other than "small and cheap electoral games" Selahattin Demirtaş, the former co-chair of HDP, said.

“The AKP is deeply immersed in injustice, oppression and corruption, and is draining away.” Kurdish imprisoned politician wrote in an article for Yeni Yaşam

A former MP of the HDP last month paved the way for speculation when he put forth new claims that the AKP was working on a new project to find a solution to the Kurdish question. 

“I think they are trying to involve Abdullah Öcalan too. MHP is also trying to be persuaded” Ayhan Bilgen, the leader of the newly found Voice of Turkey Party said.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in January implied a quarrel between Demirtaş and the imprisoned PKK leader Öcalan by saying “the one in Edirne will be called to account by the one in İmralı” referring to them by their penitentiaries’ names. 

HDP Co-Chair Pervin Buldan also brushed aside speculations. “The government has no new solutions. All it has is the politics of annihilation, which is dissolving into a fiasco”, she said. 

“It is absolutely wrong and unfair to present Öcalan as supporting the AKP.” Demirtaş wrote and added that the opposition parties should focus on their own Kurdish strategy rather than delving into speculations about AK Party’s electoral intentions.

Main opposition party leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu told Birgun newspaper on Thursday that HDP and other leftist parties could opt for a third alliance but instead should join the mainstream opposition on determining a single Presidential candidate against Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.