Turkey’s President Erdogan Blasts Autonomy Call by Kurdish Party as ‘Treason’

Turkey’s President Erdogan Blasts Autonomy Call by Kurdish Party as ‘Treason’
Tue Dec 29, 2015 13:25:28

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday blasted a call by a leading Kurdish politician for autonomy for the country's Kurdish minority as “treason.”

 

“What the co-leader has done is treason, provocation,” Erdogan told reporters at an Istanbul airport before leaving for Saudi Arabia.

Selahattin Demirtas, co-leader of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) said at the weekend that Kurds in Turkey had to decide whether to live in autonomy or “under one man’s tyranny;” AFP reported.

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