PKK & BDP should be patient in peace talks: PUK official

19. 10. 2013 – Turkey pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) should stay patient in Turkey peace talks aimed at ending Kurdish conflict in the country, the representative of Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s ruling Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) to Ankara said.

Speaking with Anadolu news agency, Behrouz Galali said: “The PKK and the BDP should continue the peace talks patiently and continue their efforts even if Ankara denies giving more rights.” Stressing that solving the Kurdish issue needs more time and it is not solved a year, Galali said patient has to be practiced by the Kurds. Although Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan did not name the Kurds in announcing its peace package a few weeks ago, but documents prove all articles of the package addressed the rights of the Kurds, he said, adding that these are positive steps for the Kurds whose identity was once denied in Turkey.