ANKARA - HDP Co-chair Sezai Temelli said: " The people of Turkiye started to talk about peace and democracy with a greatest sincerity after the absolute isolation ended. That's why we say, speak to Öcalan. Don't silence him."
Temelli continued: " The future of Syria is connected with the future of Turkey and Iraq. Peace must be created together. And the power to do it is the Kurdish people. Therefore, those who consider the Kurdish people as their natural enemies have no place in this peace democracy table. It started with Efrin, now they are talking about Minbic. The problem in İdlib continues. Because politics have become something that is incapable from solving problems. The government today feeds off from the unsolvabilty. They build their own power on the unsovability of the Kurdish Question.
This is the only reason for the absolute isolation imposed on this country. Our friends who were on hunger strike more than 200 days have taken a great steps towards peace in Turkey. But it is not enough. We have to break the isolation on the peace and democracy of Turkey once and for all. The people of Turkiye started to talk about peace and democracy with a greatest sincerity after the absolute isolation ended. That's why we say, speak to Öcalan. Don't silence him. Allow regular visits with his lawyers and family. Don't make this a material for daily politics and electoral politics. We saw once again how important it was not to limit his visiters with his lawyers. Give up your Ottoman dream. Give up your calculations about Syria and Iraq. We know where this new understanding of Ottomanism leads us."