Turkish government is capable to resolve Kurdish problem: Turkish expert
Azerbaijan, Baku, October 27/ Trend , R.Hafizoglu /
Despite the protests of the opposition, Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is capable of resolving country's Kurdish problem. "The authorities in Turkey are able to solve the Kurdish problem," Turkish expert Ismayil Yasha told Trend by telephone from Riyadh.
At the meeting of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), the Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that AKP will surely solve the Kurdish problem in the country. Earlier at the meeting with the leader of pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party (DSP) Ahmet Türk the head of government said that in the near future the settlement of the Kurdish problem will get into an active phase. According to the DSP leader Türk, the meeting initiated a dialogue between the sides. Opposition leader Deniz Baykal also believes that the authorities are negotiating with people who promote terrorism in the region.
On August 13, the Interior Minister of Turkey Bashir Atalaya also met with head of pro-Kurdish DSP.
The ruling AKP and the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) think similar, the leader of the opposition Turkish Nationalist Movement Party Devlet Bakhcheli said to press conference.
Defeating terrorism without fight is impossible, the leader of the Republican People's Party (CHP) Deniz Baykal said to press conference.
According to the Turkish expert, the steps taken by the authorities to solve the Kurdish problem are very important.
"It would be better if instead of continuing the armed struggle in northern Iraq, the PKK members would join security forces," said Yasha.
According to Yasha, how they will be accepted in Turkey is not so important.
At the request of the leader of the PKK, Abdullah Ocalan, on Oct. 19, 36 members of the organization were released from the terrorist camp Makhmour located in the north of Iraq and on the same day gave themselves to the Turkish authorities. The Interior Minister of Turkey Bashir Atalay said that other 150 members of the organization are expected to be capitulated. The capitulated separatists were welcomed with the flags of the PKK on the border of Iraq and Turkey. This led to serious unrest in the ranks of the opposition. All capitulated Kurdish separatists were released.
According to Yasha, the opposition parties have no reason to protest against the democratic solutions (solutions to the Kurdish problem), proposed by the government. "The opposition fears that solving the Kurdish problem, the ruling party will gain more votes in the next elections," said Yasha.
The next parliamentary elections are expected in Turkey in 2011. According to Yasha, the completion of a democratic solution in Turkey through coup is impossible. Ceremonial welcoming the separatists, who arrived in Turkey from from Makhmour to lay down their arms and capitulate, is unacceptable," said Ilker Bashug, head of the Turkish General Staff.
"No military coup in the country can be available because there is no prerequisite for this," said Yasha.