Parliament, not mountains, the place to resolve issues: Erdoğan
Erdoğanchanged the name of the monthly program from "Address to the nation" to "On the track of serving the people."
"The place to resolve the issues is not the mountains but Parliament," said Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in his monthly televised address on the public broadcaster TRT. Speaking about the peace process with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, Erdoğan explained that the goal of the new initiative was to find a political solution based on the dialogue.
Erdoğan vowed to continue to fight against terrorism and sent a message to the Kurdish counterparts in the negotiations to bring the issues to the political agenda. "Politics conducted on a legitimate stage will always find, sooner or later, a path to an exit," said Erdoğan.
Erdoğan also changed the name of the monthly program from "Address to the nation" to "On the track of serving the people." This change has been interpreted as a reaction to the polemic words of main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) lawmaker Birgül Ayman Güler this week that she did not consider the Turkish nation and Kurdish nationality to be equals.