Pervin Buldan, the co-chair of the pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) said on Monday that the party was in the process of forming a democratic alliance that would be the voice of all the oppressed in Turkey.
Buldan noted that they were not planning to support the candidate of the opposition bloc formed by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and the Iyi Party in the coming presidential elections, but that this could change depending on possible negotiations with the bloc.
“If negotiations are held and a consensus is reached for a joint political declaration, we may revise our stance depending on the conditions,” she said.
“But for the time being, we’re not planning to support the candidate of any other party or alliance.”
Buldan also said that the recent declaration by six opposition parties on a transition to an ‘enhanced parliamentary system’ was positive.
However, she added:
“But we earlier made a declaration of our own as well. We announced that our declaration could be a window to negotiation and dialogue. It’s early to say anything definite now, but in time, if there are requests for a meeting with the HDP, perhaps we can combine the two declarations.”