Close sources to the American President Barack Obama mentioned that he considered opening the Kurdish language TRT6 TV channel in Turkey as a positive move towards democracy. The sources added that the American-Turkish joint cooperation regarding PKK will continue.
At the same time, Obama will discuss making democratic and cultural moves towards the Kurds in Turkey with the Turkish officials. Obama will also protect the democratic increasing and developing and the continuity of the reforms in Turkey, and will watch the democracy, human rights and minorities rights as well.
Here’s a clip (from گــهلی کوردســـتان) that mentions it.
Many thanks to Zinar Ala for bringing this to my attention. He put it up on Avesta.
But I’m wondering who the “sources” are and if this is a plant in the Turkish press to ramp up the accolades on the AKP before the elections. The PUKMedia site picked up the story from Hürriyet. I can find no other references to this story anywhere.