The Humanitarian Aid Foundation, a Turkish charity, has distributed carpets and cooking pots to 50 Rohingya Muslim women who are striving to rebuild their lives in Bangladesh after fleeing the violence in Myanmar.
Following Parliament Speaker Cemil├çi├žek’s sharing [a text in Parliament outlining the main principles that should be adhered to in fighting terrorism], some have started to accuse├çi├žek of“pursuing personal interests,” while Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) leader Selahattin Demirta┼č has argued that if the text addresses all the parties in Parliament, it will cause further disagreements.
The problem of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is not a Kurdish issue; it is a terror-related issue. On the other hand, Turkey has a separate Kurdish issue, and, moreover, the Kurdish issue is the sociological cause of the PKK’s emergence. However, today the Kurdish issue and the PKK stand on separate and unrelated ground.
Ak┼čam:“┼×emdinli against the PKK,” headlined the paper's lead article, reporting on an interview with┼×emdinli District Governor Mesut Gen├žt├╝rk, who said three developments indicate that the locals in Hakkari's ┼×emdinli district, where the attacks of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) have escalated, are tired of dealing with the actions of terrorists. He explained that when locals learn about planned terrorist attacks, they often inform authorities about the plans. Secondly, parents in ┼×emdinli worry that their children will join the PKK, so they send their children to other cities to attend school. Lastly, the largest two tribes in the district have united to stand against thePKK.
Perhaps the Antep massacre [a recent terrorist attack believed to have been carried out by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and in which nine civilians were killed] weighed on the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) deputies' conscience a little at the beginning, but they pulled themselves together very quickly and silenced their conscience. As they knew they could not defend the attack, they tried to put the blame on others, claiming that“the deep state may have been behind the attack.” To get away with the least possible damage, a BDP official said they wanted the PKK to lay down its arms. But no, they don't want the PKK to lay down its arms and they don't want to see the terrorism end. In fact, they are very happy to see small Kurdish boys holding arms and throwing Molotov cocktails. They get happier and happier as the PKK's drug trade expands because they benefit from this system. The more blood shed, the more votes the BDP gets. Without a PKK, how many votes can they win? Who would have ever heard the names of the BDP officials if terrorism had not cast a shadow over the ballot boxes and if terrorists had not threatened to kill voters if they do not vote for the BDP? What project or promise does the BDP offer with regards to economics, unemployment or the environment?