Davutoglu says AKP has turned Kurdish problem into quagmire

<p style="text-align: left;">The leader of Turkey Future Party Ahmet Davutoglu on Sunday criticized the government for turning the country&amp;rsquo;s Kurdish problem into a quagmire and vowed education in the Kurdish language.

&ldquo;We are going to end the order of those who established power by confining you to poverty and fear,&rsquo;&rsquo; news site Duvar quoted the former ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and a former Turkey PM as saying during a party congress in Turkey&rsquo;s Kurdish southeastern province of Diyarbakir.

The Future Party leader, who greeted the residents of the Diyarbakir in Kurdish, promised education in the Kurdish language, referring to a recent ban on theses in Kurdish in the city&rsquo;s Dicle University, Ahval News Agency reported.

Davutoglu&rsquo;s Future Party, a breakaway from the AKP, is seeking to capture votes from the ruling party&rsquo;s support base, including Kurds, who make up some 15 percent of the country&rsquo;s population.

&ldquo;How is it that you are not bothered by theses being written in foreign languages in the departments of English, German and French language and literature, but the writing of a thesis in Kurdish, the pure language of this land, bothers you?&rsquo;&rsquo; Davutoglu said.

The Future Party believes that education in one&rsquo;s mother tongue is an integral part of maintaining social peace and a sense of belonging, he said.

The outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) has been fighting for self-rule in the mainly Kurdish southeast of Turkey for more than three decades. Some 40,000 people, most of them Kurds, arebelieved to have been killed in the conflict.

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