HDP co-chair defends PYD against Turkish government

“What kind of an enmity against Kurds is this that they [the AKP] await a bombing in some part of the country just to accuse the PYD?” he asked during his address to the party deputies on Feb. 23.

Eklenme: 24 Şubat 2016 12:21 - Güncelleme: 08 Nisan 2016 08:30

Ankara, Feb 24 (DHA) - Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Sehalattin Demirtaş has called the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) an “extension of the Islamic State (IS),” while ruling out that the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) in northern Syria was attacking Turkey.

“What kind of an enmity against Kurds is this that they [the AKP] await a bombing in some part of the country just to accuse the PYD?” he asked during his address to the party deputies on Feb. 23.

“Did the PYD throw a single stone at you from [Syria]? I am not talking about bullets but stones” he said.

“And then, they are calling us [the HDP] the terror extensions, etc. Is there any better terror extension than you [the AKP]? You are the extension of IS. And this is your hypocrisy. Our party keeps calling for peace as yours is doing all this and you expect us to remain silent. The AKP is a political extension of IS” he said.

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