CHP has declared an initiative called opening up to Kurds.
The CHP has formed a delegation comprising Kurdish MPs and experts on the Kurdish question and toured Turkey’s Kurdish regions to listen to concerns and demands and collect information. It has also formed a consultation body in its main headquarters in Ankara to develop the idea.
The first article of the initiative deals with “mother tongue,” indicating that the party will be working to enshrine the Kurdish language in the Turkish constitution and removing all previous barriers restricting its use by speakers.
CHP SUBMITTED 27 PROJECTS TO PARLIAMENT TO DEAL WITH THE KURDISH QUESTION
Sezgin Tanrıkulu, a CHP MP from Istanbul, explained that the party had submitted 27 projects to parliament to deal with the Kurdish question, including a reduction of the electoral threshold — the minimum share of the vote that a political party requires to secure any representation in the legislature — from 10 percent to three percent.
It also calls for a quashing of a ban on use of the Kurdish language in politics, financial support to political parties in a fair and just way and establishment of a dialogue commission for communities.