Turkish FM to visit southern Diyarbakır amidst "peace process"
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu accompanied President Abdullah Gül during his two-day long bilateral visit to Sweden. AA photoTurkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu will visit Kurdish-populated Diyarbakır province amidst efforts to end three decades of insurgency. Davutoğlu will travel to Diyarbakır late March 14 to deliver a speech at a university the morning of March 15.
The minister will meet representatives of civic society, prominent figures of the southeastern city and party members of the Justice and Development Party on March 15.
His meeting in Diyarbakır comes ahead of Kurds’ Newruz celebrations on March 21.
The Turkish government launched a dialogue process with Abdullah Öcalan, the imprisoned leader of the PKK in early January, aiming to disarm the organization and solve the Kurdish question.
As part of the "peace process" the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party freed eight kidnapped Turkish public servants on March 13.