No invitation to Turkish leaders’ summit angers HDP
AA photoPeoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş has criticized President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s decision to exclude his party from a meeting with the leaders of political parties represented in Turkey’s parliament as an “unreasonable policy.”
“This shows that problems in Turkey will not be resolved easily and they have not understood yet what the coup plotters are trying to do,” Demirtaş told a group of journalists before the meeting.
“What triggered the coup is an approach that left [the resolution of] the Kurdish issue to soldiers and the army,” he said.
Meanwhile, HDP's parliamentary group leader also criticized President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s decision to exclude the party from the meeting.
“Approaches that exclude or target the HDP should be evaluated as the biggest disservice to Turkey’s peoples and exposed as a most dangerous policy,” the Kurdish problem-focused party’s parliamentary group leader, İdris Baluken, said on July 25.
“The HDP was the first party to propose a leaders’ summit. Our co-chairs announced this to the public. But today we face an attitude that excludes the first party to propose a leaders’ summit,” Baluken added.
He stressed that all leaders should have been present at the meeting, saying it would not be possible to resolve many of Turkey’s fundamental issues without the contribution of the HDP.