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PES warns against banning of DTP

The PES is deeply concerned with the ongoing closure case against the Democratic Society Party (DTP) in Turkey, the final hearing of which will be held the 8th of December 2009.

As a democratic party committed to resolving the Kurdish issue through peaceful and political means, the DTP is crucial to achieving a swift solution to the Kurdish issue.

The PES encourages all efforts to resolve this longstanding problem through peaceful dialogue and the democratic process.

PES President Poul Nyrup Rasmussen said: “The Turkish government should engage with determination to solve the Kurdish problem. I see no point in banning the DTP, since this would silence a central voice on the issue and thereby undermine the resolution of the problem.”

 

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