ISTANBUL (Sputnik) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s administration pursues a “hostile” and “discriminatory” policy toward its Kurdish minority, the deputy chair of a pro-Kurdish party told Sputnik Turkey on Tuesday.
“Turkey adheres to a completely racist, discriminatory and hostile policy toward the Kurds. Turkey is a direct instigator of the civil war in Syria," People’s Democratic Party (HDP) deputy chairman Nazmi Gur said.
Gur decried Ankara's continued "uncompromisingly harsh" policy toward the Kurdish population both in and outside Turkey.
"The government is at war with the Turkish Kurds and shows hostility to the Syrian Kurds in the international arena, despite not having any rights to do so," he observed.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu have joined Erdogan over the weekend in renewing Anakra's "no distinction" between the PYD and the militant Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).
The UN Security Council resolution, adopted in December, reaffirms the goals of the Vienna agreements to bring the entire spectrum of political groups in Syria to the negotiating table.