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Turkey's Kurds Press for Right to Use Native Language
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A pro-Kurdish party has reiterated its annual call for more equality in the public use of the native language of Turkey's largest ethnic minority. The Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) released a statement on Tuesday to mark UNESCO's International Mother Language Day, demanding authorities make more room for the use of Kurdish in public. The statement stressed that struggle of people in Bangladesh to use their native languages was key in UNESCO declaring Feb. 21 an international day for mother languages and said maintaining, learning and using one's native language in every sphere of society is a human right. BDP deputy G

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