Justice and Democracy Party (AKP) deputies from Turkey's eastern regions affirmed their support today for the ongoing peace process on the Kurdish issue during a meeting with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara Hurriyetdailynews reported.
"We see that our party branches in the eastern and southeastern [provinces of Turkey] have a positive stance on the [peace] process," Deputy Prime Minister Beshir Atalay told reporters. "Our party branches have relayed messages of support from the region."
Erdogan also gave the MPs tactical advice about how to approach next year's local elections, Atalay said.
"[Erdogan told] deputies to listen to the [problems of] the people in the region once a week."
The prime minister will also hold similar meetings with deputies from other regions of Turkey, the deputy prime minister said.