“The AKP wants to prevent Turkey from democratization with its attacks on Kurdish people. AKP’s new hegemony is possible if Turkey does not democratize and this is why the AKP has linked its power to enmity towards Kurdish people. However, Kurds’ existence and struggle enforces democratization. This is why the AKP mentality has become hostile towards Kurds. In a way, enmity towards Kurds was more of a necessity than a choice for the AKP. Whatever their political views are, all Kurds must understand this fact about the AKP well and take a stance accordingly” Bayik says.