The Kurds should have been founding partners of Turkey just as T-Cypriots became in Cyprus. They were promised such status by Mustafa Kemal. Kemal cheated them. That is why tens of thousands of Kurds have died since 1923.
Read here if interested for a Kurd's sober view: The Kurds, the Americans and the Demands of Liberty The Statement of Kani Xulam At the Human Relations Day North Dakota State University (NDSU) Memorial Union Fargo, North Dakota Thursday, January 18, 2001
The Cypriot President had every right to propose the 1963 document:
SUGGESTED MEASURES FOR FACILITATING THE SMOOTH FUNCTIONING OF THE STATE AND FOR THE REMOVAL OF CERTAIN CAUSES OF INTER- COMMUNAL FRICTION (1963) Archbishop Makarios President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicosia, 30th November, 1963
Erdogan, from a position of strength and representing the Turkish majority ethnicity of the country, proposes changes to Turkey's constitution today, similar to Makarios' proposals in 1963.
The fact is Turkey is losing allies left and right [Germany, Isreal, USA] her Kurds are already pursuing identical SELF-SEGREGATION policies to those inspired ones of the T-Cypriots in the 1960s!!
Let us all, Kurds, Cypriots and Turks adopt this logic:
If a right is a right too much for the Kurds of Turkey [22+%] then a similar right is also a right too much for the Turkish Cypriots in Cyprus [10% today or 18% in 1960], and vice versa.