BDP to be in Kandil on ‘democracy package’ day

BDP to be in Kandil on ‘democracy package’ day

Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) deputies will be in the Kandil Mountains of northern Iraq on Sept. 30, when the government’s democratization package is set to be announced by the prime minister. 

The BDP deputies will leave for Kandil on Sept. 29 and are expected to watch Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s announcement on TV, alongside senior PKK leaders. 

The deputies who held several meetings on İmralı Island prison with the jailed leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Abdullah Öcalan, BDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş, deputy group chair Pervin Buldan and BDP deputy Sırrı Süreyya Önder, will be in Kandil on Sept. 30. 

BDP to discuss Öcalan meetings with KCK

The deputies will deliver the details of their latest meeting with Öcalan to the Kurdish Communities Union (KCK) co-chairs and members at a meeting in Kandil. 

A senior PKK leader, Cemil Bayık told the Kurdish language newspaper Azadiya Welat that the KCK did not have a “negative stance” while anticipating the package, but warned that the preparation process of the package so far revealed “the lack of intent to solve the problem.”