Erdoğan discusses peace process with deputies from eastern Turkey
ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News
AA photoJustice and Democracy Party (AKP) deputies from Turkey’s eastern regions affirmed their support today for the ongoing peace process on the Kurdish issue during a meeting with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Ankara.
“We see that our party branches in the eastern and southeastern [provinces of Turkey] have a positive stance on the [peace] process,” Deputy Prime Minister Beşir Atalay told reporters. “Our party branches have relayed messages of support from the region.”
Erdoğan also gave the MPs tactical advice about how to approach next year’s local elections, Atalay said.
“[Erdoğan told] deputies to listen to the [problems of] the people in the region once a week.”
The prime minister will also hold similar meetings with deputies from other regions of Turkey, the deputy prime minister said.