Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called themselves “guardian of peace” in his speech to the Kurds in the South-East of the country, Diyarbakir. About it reports Reuters.
Speaking on Saturday, April 1, at the rally dedicated to the upcoming referendum on constitutional reform, Erdogan has attacked the Pro-Kurdish the peoples ‘ Democratic party that it considers an ally of the PKK, a recognized terrorist organization.
“These PKK supporters continue to say peace, peace, peace. Bring the world of empty talk? Can there be peace with those who walk with weapons in hand?” he said.
“We are the keepers of the world, we are the guardians of freedoms,” Erdogan stressed.
Erdogan is seeking to amend the Constitution that will transform Turkey into a presidential Republic. According to sociologists, the voices in the Kurdish South-East can be crucial. DCF opposes the extension of powers of the President, but the position of the ruling party of justice and development in the Kurdish regions is strong, the Agency said.
The referendum will be held on 16 April 2017. If the people will vote for the proposed amendments, the President will be the Supreme commander, will have control over key posts in the armed forces, will be able to form a government and dissolve Parliament. The post of Prime Minister will be eliminated, the number of parliamentarians will increase.