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Turkey to Fight Kurds Regardless of Who Occupies PM Office - Official

© AFP 2023 / ILYAS AKENGINTurkish army soldiers stand guard as Kurdish people wait in a hope to enter Cizre
Turkish army soldiers stand guard as Kurdish people wait in a hope to enter Cizre - Sputnik International
The Turkish hard-line policy in regard to its Kurdish population will not become more friendly irrespective of who will be the new prime minister after the resignation of Ahmet Davutoglu, Executive Committee Member of the Kurdistan National Congress Adem Uzun told Sputnik on Friday.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik), Alexander Mosesov — On Thursday, Davutoglu confirmed media reports that he would step down from the post of the ruling Justice and Development Party's (AKP) leader and consequently the post of the country's prime minister after an extraordinary meeting of party leaders scheduled on May 22.

"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.

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Davutoglu was appointed as the country's prime minister in 2014. His relations with Erdogan deteriorated because of the president’s wish to switch to a presidential system as well as different stances on freedom of speech in Turkey.

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.

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