Wednesday, November 10, 2010

BDP focuses more on mother tongue

09 November 2010

Pro- Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) announced that they will make the right to mother tongue their main policy and will use more Kurdish in their activities in order to make it more visible.

BDP organised a 2-day meeting on Democratic Autonomy and mother tongue in which members of caucus, head of province offices and mayors took part. Co-chairs Selahattin Demirtaş and Gültan Kışanak joined the second day of the meting, upon their return from Kurdistan Federal Region in Iraq where they visited the Regional President Mesud Barzani.

In the course meeting it is decided that the party members will use a mutual jargon regarding the Democratic Autonomy project. It is also stated that DTK will organise a 2-day workshop on the project and how the autonomy composed of 26 provinces can be implemented. The Kurds out of BDP and the democratic Turkish groups will also be consulted about the project in order to establish a mutual front.

It is also decided that mother tongue should be in the centre of BDP’s policy and there BDP will use Kurdish for their political activities. Another workshop on mother tongue will also be held by DTK.

It is reported that BDP will speed up drafting an alternative constitution in conjunction with NGO and other political groups. The draft is expected to be completed in two months.

Talking in the meeting Aysel Tuğluk informed the participants about her visit to Imrali prison where she met imprisoned Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan, said “the Turkish state has a programme however, it was obstructed by the AKP government.” BDP will intensify its opposition against the AKP.