Kurdish parties signed alliance protocol for local elections
"Our alliance will make a valuable contribution to the national unity we are trying to build. We are going to undergo an election process under intense pressure, but our people are very hopeful about these elections."
HDP co-chairs Pervin Buldan and Sezai Temelli signed an electoral alliance protocol with representatives of the Kurdish parties at the KDP-T in Amed.
Pervin Buldan said after the signing ceremony: “Many parties joined this alliance to contest united the 31 March local elections. We have achieved a significant unity as a result of our previous negotiations and we will implement this alliance in the local elections. I would like to thank the parties in particular, and the important thing for us is the great success we will have on 31 March. A success which will affect the future of our people.”
We are living difficult times, but we will win
Buldan continued: “We are going through a very difficult period of intense pressure and operations. I would like to underline how our HDP municipal co-mayors are held as hostages in prisons. These elections are of a very special importance for the Kurds at a time when they won many municipalities.
Our goal is to take back those municipalities that have been seized by the State-appointed trustees. We will reclaim those and add more. In doing so, of course, we know that all political parties that have signed this protocol will make their best effort. It is thanks to this effort that we will succeed on 31 March. We have confidence in ourselves. With this confidence and hope we will achieve a great victory.”
Work to reach national union continues
Buldan added: “I would like to emphasize that our alliance will make a valuable contribution to the national unity we are trying to build. We are going to undergo an election process under intense pressure, but our people are very hopeful about these elections. Our people have conveyed their trust in this victory and we have no choice but to win.
This is the only way to put an end to these fascist practices, the pressures we suffer, the policies of violence.”
Buldan ended her remarks by saying: “We are very pleased to give this image of unity at a time when the eyes of our people are on us. Our confidence is that this great synergy will have an impact on western Turkey. If we reached this goal it would be yet another step towards national unity. Hence the importance of the 31 March elections for the future of Kurds and the entire Turkey.”