Turkish PM pledges to raise sense of brotherhood
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the government was the only serious actor trying to find a peaceful solution to the Kurdish issue and would show the sense of fraternity.
“We will show our sense of brotherhood, while [the opposition] discusses how this [peace process] cannot be achieved,” he said. “As they discuss how this cannot happen, we will discuss how this can happen, and act with a sense of brotherhood,” said Erdogan, while attending the opening of a municipality building in the Ümraniye district of Istanbul yesterday. Erdogan also called on the crowd to love each other, for the sake of the God. “I love my Turkish brother. I love my Kurdish brother. I love my Arab, Laz, Circassian and Georgian brothers. I love all my citizens in this 76 million-strong country. I am a servant to all of you,” he said.
‘Terror cannot succeed’
The prime minister declared that terrorism could not succeed in driving a wedge between people, thanks to the strong sense of brotherhood present in Turkish society.
“Racism and tribalism are evil, following the steps of evil. Let them follow evil’s step, we will follow God’s steps. This is our difference,” he said, referring to the perpetrators of acts of terror. Erdogan also said that his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) did not draw any distinction between those who voted for them and those who did not.
Sunday, March 10, 2013