Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Arming the "good guys"?

Read more

THE DEBATE

Gun Control in the United States: Will the Florida shooting be the turning point?

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Giving a voice to the homeless in France

Read more

REPORTERS

'Never Again': The students pushing for US gun control

Read more

#TECH 24

A bright future for solar power

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

Winter in France's Burgundy vineyards

Read more

FOCUS

How French cyber police are patrolling the 'Dark Web'

Read more

ENCORE!

Marseille mon amour: Mediterranean city celebrates love

Read more

THE POLITICAL BRIEF

Is France's new immigration bill 'firm but fair'?

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)