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Turkey prosecutor investigates pro-Kurdish opposition head over 'self-rule' comments: Dogan

20:04 28 December 2015 Author :  

STANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish prosecutor has opened an investigation into the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) head Selahattin Demirtas over alleged comments about Kurdish self-rule, Dogan news agency reported on Monday.

On Sunday, a congress of Kurdish groups, including the HDP, made a call for self-rule after a two-day meeting in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir.

"The rightful resistance mounted by our people against the policies that degrade the Kurdish problem, is essentially a demand and struggle for local self-governance and local democracy," the groups said in their final resolution.

(This version of the story fixes second paragraph to show that Sunday meeting was of Kurdish groups, not Turkish)

(Reporting by Melih Aslan and Ece Toksabay; Writing by David Dolan; editing by John Stonestreet)

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