16 September 2010
Ahtisaari met with Democratic Society Congress and mayor Baydemir
Former Finnish president and Nobel Peace Price Martti Ahtisaari says Turkish state must negotiate with Kurdish leader Ocalan and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) for a solution to the Kurdish Question.
Ahtisaari met with Democratic Society Congress leaders Ahmet Turk and Aysel Tugluk and mayor Osman Baydemir yesterday.
The former Finnish president didn't talk much about the Kurdish question to the press yesterday.
According to a diplomatic source Ahtisaari told Kurdish politicians that Kurdish Question is the most important problem of Turkey and it is also a problem of democracy.
He said Turkey will not join the EU unless a democratic solution for the Kurdish question is found.
Ahtisaari insisted that Turkey's dynamics for a negotiation process shows great potential.
He also said that Turkish state must negotiate Kurdish leader Ocalan and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) for a solution to the Kurdish Question.
On the other hand the Open Society Association said the aim of Ahtisaari's visit is to prepare a report about the situation in the region.
Ahtisaari will visit Turkish president Abdullah Gül, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and foreign minister Ahmed Davudoglu today.
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