Turkish president visits southeast to ease tensions (3)

09:09, December 31, 2010      

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He called on all sides to consider the issue in a healthy way within the framework of the constitution, which already states cultural heritage is protected.

Talking merely on politics was unfair to Diyarbakir, said Gul, noting that the Kurdish issue should be solved without violence.

Mayor of Diyarbakir Osman Baydemir, a prominent pro-Kurdish political figure, said impatience to demands and proposals of Kurdish politicians, including the use of their mother language and democratic autonomy, was a matter of concern.

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