Kilicdaroglu’s remarks create a positive atmosphere
The remarks by the opposition’s joint candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu after meeting the HDP Co-Chairs on Monday created a positive atmosphere in a general sense, a HDP official told arti gercek on Tuesday.
The meeting focused on the Kurdish issue, and the leaders discussed all the topics in HDP’s 11 point position paper during the meeting according to the HDP official.
Kilicdaroglu and HDP co-chairs Pervin Buldan and Mithat Sancar held a joint press conference after the meeting and said that the solution to all problems, including the Kurdish issue, lies in the parliament.
Kilicdaroglu also stressed that every individual, regardless of their identity, belief or lifestyle, is valuable and must be respected.
The HDP official said the leaders also discussed the political nature of the trials against HDP politicians, and the HDP co-Chairs convened the message that the serious problem in the judiciary was not just the HDP's problem.
Kilicdaroglu is hoping to gain the support of the HDP, which is seen as a kingmaker with a voter base of six million (around 11% to 13% of the popular vote in the last three parliamentary elections.)
Polls in Turkey suggest that neither the sitting president Recep Tayyip Erdogan nor Kilicdaroglu are likely to receive over 50% of the votes in the first round of the elections, and Kilicdaroglu needs the backing of HDP in order to avoid a runoff.