DIPLOMATIC PROGRESS ? – NOW ALL OF THEM SAY NO ! TO PYD : U.S. – RUSSIA – IRAN – UN – EUROPE & TURKEY
Opposition coalition represents all Syrians, PYD stance a mistake: Davutoglu
Kurdpress – 20.1.2014 – Turkey Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu stated Syria opposition coalition represents all sects and groups in the country and pro- Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) decision not to join the coalition was a mistake.
“The coalition’s decision to attend in Geneva II is valuable and praiseworthy; we believe the opposition delegation in the peace talks is the real representative of the Arabs, Kurds, Turkmens and other sects in the country,” Davutoglu said.
“We are not responsible that Democratic Union Party’s was not invited. We had repeatedly told them that they would better stay with the opposition coalition, but they denied it,” he told, answering a Turkey pro- Kurdish peace and Democracy Party (BDP) Leader Gultan Kisanak’s criticism. Addressing a group of BDP protesters in Diyarbakir, Kisanak claimed Davutoglu and Turkey PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan are responsible that PYD was not invited to Geneva II. Davutoglu further added PYD stance is a clear support of the party to Syria President Bashar al-Assad. The BDP protesters held rallied in Istanbul and southeastern Diyarbakir city, shouting slogans in favor of PYD.