19 June 2012 /SEDAT LAÇİNER
Turkey has taken one step forward and two steps back in the Kurdish issue thus far. This is because the government wrongly associated the Kurdish issue with the terrorism problem.
But, first of all, we should abandon our old fears of the issue of the Kurdish language. Reforms regarding the Kurdish language must continue at full speed. For example, road signs in certain regions that are mostly inhabited by Kurds should be written in Kurdish and Turkish, and announcements in public places such as airports and bus and train stations should be made in the two languages. Kurdish interpreters should be assigned to hospitals and the offices of governors. Libraries should have Kurdish sections. It is easy to make the list longer. If Turks and Kurds are indeed brothers, then the law of brotherhood requires all of these changes and many more.