Turkey is rapidly dragged into ambiguity. What we go through everyday makes us long for yesterday. We are deeply concerned and saddened by recent incidents happened today in Elazığ, a few days ago in Van and Diyarbakır. Turkey is led to a state of heavy clashes and deaths everyday step by step.
We would like to express our most profound condolences to all families whose loved ones were killed and injured during this conflicted state.
We urge everyone to common sense and abstain from actions and attitudes that may drag Turkey into a more conflicted state. We all must intensify our quest and efforts on ending violence and clashes.
Today, expansion of democratic political channels is an urgent need. We, as Peoples’ Democratic Party, are determined to do our part to stop recent incidents before they create more social unrest.
Resolution to the long-standing Kurdish question must not be delayed any longer. We would like to urge everyone to think about and take action regarding to our statements. It is unaccepteble to have violence as an inured part of our daily lives. We repeat our call on returning to negotiation and resolution process to stop the bloodshed immediately.
As Peoples’ Democratic Party, we hope the immediate end to these sufferings and express our most profound condolences to all families whose loved ones were killed and injured.
Peoples’ Democratic Party
Central Executive Board
August 18, 2016