Turkey

HDP ministers resign from caretaker Cabinet


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The two ministers from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) have resigned from the caretaker government of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu.

Müslüm Doğan, Minister of Development and Ali Haydar Konca, Minister of European Union Affairs resigned over the increasing violence between Turkish security forces and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) which Turkey has classified as a terrorist organisation. The two ministers said that the policies being pursued by the government were escalating the war. The ministers also expressed their concerns that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was instigating instability in the largely Kurdish East and Southeast of the country in the lead up to the 1st November general election.

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