Call from 52 organizations for a democratic solution

DİYARBAKIR – 52 civil society and professional organizations call for peaceful and democratic solution as part of “Equitable and Pluralistic Democracy Network” project carried out by Dicle Communal Research Center (DİTAM).

52 civil society and professional organizations and opinion leaders met at the Plaza Hotel in Diyarbakır as part of “Equitable and Pluralistic Democracy Network” project carried out by Dicle Communal Research Center (DİTAM). “Social Peace Network”, formed as part of the project, announced its declaration by holding a joint press conference. Mehmet Vural, deputy chair of DİHAM and spokesperson of “Equitable and Pluralistic Democracy Network”, read the declaration.

“* An equitable and pluralistic Constitution, which provides Balance and Control mechanism between powers along with the independence of the executive, legislative and judicial, must be prepared,

*The collective rights of Kurdish people and other ethnic identities must be taken under constitutional guarantee,

* A participatory and transparent model of decentralized governance must be developed.

*The discrimination of religion, language, race and ethnicity must be ended in order not to return to the old monist identities,

*Hate crime against the peoples, victims and oppressed identities must be regarded as a crime against humanity and it must be rejected,

*Effective combat against particularly torture and impunity and mistreatment must be carried out,

*People and NGOs must effectively participate in decision-making process,

*Government must be transparent and be able to give account to the people.”

The meeting continued as closed to the press.