Tuesday, November 2, 2010

IHD: Turkish government should seize the opportunity for peace

02 November 2010

Human Rights Association calls on government to seize opportunity for peace

Human Rights Association (IHD) called the Turkish government to seize the opportunity for peace after extension of unilateral ceasefire declared by the Kurdistan Worker Party (PKK).

Secretary of IHD's Diyarbakir branch Raci Bilici said if the Turkish government is sincere about solving the Kurdish problem it should take positive steps.

Commenting about PKK's decision to extend the ceasefire Bilici said the opportunities for peace is now clear and the government should seize this opportunity.

Bilici said the negotiations for peace should start immediately and the Kurdish politicians who are in jail should be released.

He also called the government to lower the election threshold.