Bombing Follows Third Consecutive Election of Turkish Prime Minister

13.06.2011 - Ankara - Democracy Now!

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan: *”We will write a civilian, free constitution which braces all parties of the society together. Everybody will find himself in this constitution. East will find himself, west will find himself.”*

Kurdish independent candidates made a strong showing in the election, with 36 of them winning seats in the 550-seat assembly. Turkish professor Cengiz Aktar says the Kurdish conflict will be one of the biggest issues facing the Turkish government.

Cengiz Aktar, senior analyst and professor at Bahcesehir University: *”It’s good that the Kurdish party, through independent candidates, made to the parliament with more deputies than in the previous legislature, and it is definitely an asset for the future dialogue. But the dialogue doesn’t really depend on them. The dialogue depends chiefly and mainly on Mr. Erdogan, whether he will accept to sit at table.”*

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