"I think the situation is worse enough. In general, the policy of the Turkish state is not to accept the Kurds anymore, their political, fundamental and cultural organization rights… I think that it doesn’t matter if Davutoglu is prime minister or somebody else is. Erdogan will still maintain his war against the Kurds," Uzun said.
According to Davutoglu, the resignation was a necessity because of the lack of unity in the AKP leadership. He added that he would be loyal to Erdogan and would not criticize his fellow party members.
The Kurds are Turkey's largest ethnic minority, comprising some 25 percent of the country's population.
Severe clashes between the Turkish Armed Forces and Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) have been arising sporadically in Turkey since July 2015, when Ankara declared a military campaign against the Kurdish organization that Turkish authorities consider to be terrorist.