U.S. State Department Spokesman Ian Kelly said dissolution of the Democratic Society Party (DTP) was Turkey's internal business. Commenting on the decision of Turkey's top court at a press briefing in Washington, D.C. Friday, Kelly said Turkey should exercise measures limiting political freedoms with extreme caution.

"However, we believe that Turkey's democratic system should continue to advance political freedoms for all its citizens. Measures that limit or restrain these freedoms should be exercised with extreme caution," said Kelly.

"We encourage the Government of Turkey to continue its efforts to ensure that all Turkish citizens fully exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. We encourage all political actors in Turkey to pursue reconciliation, reflect democratic values, and refrain from the use or encouragement of violence," added Kelly.