Pro-Kurdish HDP Party Pledges Support for Genocide Recognition


ISTANBUL (Public Radio of Armenia) — The pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has pledged to recognize the Armenian Genocide if elected, Turkish Yeni Safak newspaper reports.

The party presented its election platform this week.

HDP Co-Chair Figen Yüksekdag stressed the need to apologize on a state level for genocides and massacres committed against different peoples over the course of Turkish history.

The party also promised that the national minorities will be granted the right to organize education in their native languages.

The HDP also vowed to open the Armenian-Turkish border without any preconditions, lift the economic blockade of Armenia and help reach a fair solution to the Nagorno Karabagh conflict.


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