Ankara, Nov 3 () - The stalled Kurdish peace process could be resumed if public order is guaranteed, a ruling party spokesperson has said, while urging that the government “will not tolerate terrorist activities.”
“[The peace process] could be taken out of the freezer after public order is fully provided,” Justice and Development Party (AKP) Deputy Head Ömer Çelik told reporters on Nov. 2 after a party meeting. His message came only a day after the AKP secured a comfortable election victory for a four-year governmental mandate.
“Those who are sincere on the peace process should do two things: First, they should announce that they are definitely against all sorts of terror activities. Second, those who have weapons in their hands should bury them” Çelik said.
“We will not tolerate harming the public order using the excuse of the peace process. Both public order and democratization will continue as elements that nourish each other,” he added.