Professor of Political Science at Tennessee Technological University and Secretary General of the EU Turkey Civic Commission (EUTCC) Michael Gunter joined the European Agenda programme.

Answering questions from journalist, Erem Kansoy, Prof. Gunter, argued that Delisting the PKK will enable negotiations between Turkey and the PKK to begin again to the benefit of both parties. President Erdogan is making a mistake that is hurting the Turkish economy and very future not to mention his own by trying to deligitimize the PKK as terrorist. Similarly, President Erdogan also has tried to list thousands of his political enemies as Gulenists on The Interpol extradition list, but Interpol rejected this blatant political misuse of judicial process. President Erdogan is making yet another mistake by lowering interest rates which simply feeds inflation. For the new year, the Turkish president needs to rethink these errors for the benefit of Turkey and all its citizens including those of ethnic Kurdish heritage. In the past the United States made a similar mistake by listing Nelson Mandela as a terrorist. Delisting the PKK will allow serious negotiations to resume between Turkey and the PKK for the benefit of both.

The interview was prepared with the support of the Freedom for Ocalan Campaign and the Peace in Kurdistan campaign in collaboration with Medya Haber TV and Sterk TV.

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