The participation of the Peace and Democracy Party, or BDP, in parliamentary work would be “good in terms of democracy,” Erdoğan told reporters when asked about a BDP convention at the weekend that signaled that the boycott would continue.
“But if they do not come, that’s not a deficiency for Turkish democracy... That’s their deficiency, they are the losers,” Erdoğan said. “And let me put it very openly and clearly – sooner or later they will come to this parliament.”
BDP-backed candidates won 36 seats in the June 12 elections. But the deputies have refused to take their parliamentary oaths and shunned Ankara in protest of rulings that denied release to six colleagues who were elected from jail and stripped one of them of his parliamentary seat.
PM calls BDP to Parliament | September 6, 2011 | Hurriyet Daily News