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Submitted by Irem (Germany), Nov 3, 2007 at 06:51

Sara

What do you mean by not giving the permission of speaking kurdish?

Some of kurdish people speak kurdish in their daily life. It is allowed to broadcast in kurdish with some restrictions. It is allowed to organize private kurdish language courses. Some of kurdish singers sing in kurdish at the concerts. At my university in Istanbul there was a kurdish stand-up show 3 years ago and nobody came to arrest them, it is legal. But kurdish is not a official language and if you do not know turkish it is hard to use public services.

And anyway there are many kurdish politicians in the assembly, even there is a party supporting PKK. If they want to get more rights, the place should be the assembly not the terrorist camps.

And as another information the party which is somehow related by PKK got less votes in the last election in july 2007 than the current government in the regions where kurdish population is high.

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