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Turkey President blasts autonomy call by Kurdish party as 'treason'

AFP
Published Dec 29, 2015, 7:11 pm IST
Updated Mar 26, 2019, 1:43 pm IST
"What co-leader has done is treason, provocation," said Erdogan.
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan
 Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Ankara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday blasted a call by a leading Kurdish politician for autonomy for the country's Kurdish minority as "treason."

"What the co-leader has done is treason, provocation," Erdogan told reporters at an Istanbul airport before leaving for Saudi Arabia.

 

Selahattin Demirtas, co-leader of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) said at the weekend that Kurds in Turkey had to decide whether to live in autonomy or "under one man's tyranny".

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