Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

France's Plan to Tackle Racism

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Marine Le Pen and Thomas Piketty in Time magazine's power list; EU takes on Google; Gunter Grass dies (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Deadly Crossing: Migrants desperate to reach Europe; Abadi in Washington (part 1)

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Xenophobic attacks in South Africa: anti-violence marches and anti immigration protest

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

French PM outlines action plan against racism, anti-Semitism

Read more

REPORTERS

Turkey’s hidden Armenians search for stolen identity

Read more

REVISITED

Families of slain Marikana miners still demanding justice

Read more

#TECH 24

Europe vs. Google: EU accuses search giant of market dominance abuse

Read more

#THE 51%

Women in America: Land of the free, home to the less-paid

Read more

Europe

Turkish PM under fire for Kurdish rapprochement

© hurriyet

Text by HÜRRIYET DAILY NEWS

Latest update : 2013-11-20

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan came under fire at the Turkish parliament Tuesday following his meeting in Diyarbakır last week with Kurdistan Regional Government leader Masoud Barzani, with some opposition members saying it amounted to treason.

Turkey’s parliament was the site of political drama yesterday as the government and opposition parties vented their fury at each other over Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s weekend visit to Diyarbakır in Southeast Anatolia.

Erdoğan met with Kurdistan Regional Government leader Masoud Barzani and Kurdish singer Şivan Perwer in Diyarbakır on November 16, sparking bitter criticism from the opposition, some members of which said Erdoğan’s visit amounted to treason and accused him of supporting "separatism".

But Erdoğan stood behind the approach he took in Diyarbakır on the Kurdish issue, while notably using the term “Kurdistan” – in apparent defiance of the criticism he has faced from ultranationalists for using the designation.

Click here to read more on Hurriyet Daily News.

Date created : 2013-11-07

  • HURRIYET DAILY NEWS

    Turkish PM vows to ‘intervene’ in mixed-sex student housing

    Read more

  • HURRIYET

    Turkey’s Europe-Asia rail tunnel ’a continuation of Silk Road’

    Read more

  • HURRIYET DAILY NEWS

    EU approves opening new chapter with Turkey

    Read more

COMMENT(S)