BDP Baluken: Resolution Commission should have BDP majority

 ANF – ANKARA 12.04.2013 – The Parliamentary Resolution Process Assessment Commission, which has recently been established to monitor the Kurdish question solution process, is expected to start its works in the coming days.

Speaking to ANF about the Commission which had been proposed by the ruling AK party, Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) group deputy chair İdris Baluken said that “The commission will pave the way for the Parliament to play its role in this process, prepare reports and enable not only a historical confrontation but also today’s democratization”.

Baluken stated that they had expected the commission to be established by law and to present significant and brave determinations on the solution of the Kurdish question. However- he said- the government brought this subject to the parliament’s agenda in a different way because of the reactions displayed by Republican People’s Party (CHP), Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and people.

Baluken said the commission would bear tremendous responsibility for it would deal with a very significant matter, a century-year-old bleeding wound that has taken the life of 50 thousands people in the last 30 years. The mission and member distribution of the commission should be determined in consideration of this truth, he added.

BDP group deputy chair said the commission should give priority to the representation of the will of Kurdish people now that it was meant to serve for a solution to the Kurdish question. Pointing out that the commission should display a perspective siding with brave steps and, serve for two primary goals, Baluken added, “Its first step should be to work for the process of disarmament and foregrounding of democratic politics as a struggle for rights and freedoms. In addition to the processes of democratic, legal and constitutional amendments, it should also work in the process of our people’s return to their lands with the ending of the conflict environment which made them leave their villages that were evacuated and burnt down. It should either examine and monitor all these processes and, intervene if necessary, or present a particular perspective, concretize its opinions on these processes and pave the way for the formation of various parliamentary mechanisms in the next phase”. Baluken noted that the commission will be working for three months, or four at most. The commission will start its works after the Speaker of the Parliament’s invitation to four political parties. Besides listening to experts and interlocutors on the Kurdish question, it is also expected to make examinations in North Kurdistan. It will gather its work in a report it will release after three or four months of work.