HDP’s Co-spokespersons for Foreign Affairs Feleknas Uca & Hişyar Özsoy: “As Turkey approaches elections, we believe that this case, which will surely affect HDP’s closure case, needs to be followed meticulously.”
The Socialists and Democrats (S&D) in the European Parliament, Department of International Relations and Foreign Policy of SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance and PODEMOS condemn in their written statements the latest crackdown on the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP).
Neither the ruling People’s Alliance nor the opposition Nation Alliance has over 50% of the votes which is necessary to win the presidential elections in the first tour, according to the polls but both sides require the support of HDP.
This court decision is another black mark in Turkey’s history of democracy. It doesn’t have any legitimacy and is null and void in the conscience of our millions of supporters as we prepare for our decisive political battle with Erdoğan’s authoritarian regime.
The Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday to block the HDP’s bank accounts holding Treasury grants upon the prosecutor’s request seeking to close the party.
Increasing repression of the government on the Kurdish democratic opposition, which seems to have the kingmaker role in the upcoming elections, only shows how desperate and hopeless the government is.
HDP MPs gathered in front of the parliament in Ankara as they continued their protest against the total isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan. The police again blocked their way to the Ministry of Justice.
HDP Co-Chair calls against isolation of Abdullah Ocalan: “We are calling on all political parties. We must stand together against the government’s insistence on war policies and its attempts to dictate politics and the electoral process. Apply for a meeting in İmralı by setting up a delegation”
It is only sad to see that such further destruction of parliamentary democracy by stripping Semra Güzel of her parliamentary status has not even become important news both at home and abroad in the run-up to the most important elections in the history of Turkey’s parliamentary democracy.
HDP Co-chairs: “We expect the French authorities to find the perpetrators, reveal the truth behind the attack, and inform the public transparently. The only way to prevent the repetition of such attacks is to reveal the truth behind them as soon as possible.”
AKP-MHP alliance encourages the police to commit such brutal acts. In fact, the police have turned into a thoroughly militant institution serving the interests of the government and repressing democratic politics and society, using all kinds of tools above and beyond the law.
“A reflection of the fear of a criminal regime facing its downfall” – these were the words used by HDP leader Mithat Sancar in Istanbul on Monday to describe the siege of his party’s district office in the Kadıköy…
The ruling AKP-MHP coalition is responding to the loss of public support by trying to implement all kinds of unlawfulness in order to stay in power.
A police officer slapped Ferhat Encü, the Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (HDP) İstanbul co-chair, during a demonstration for ill prisoners yesterday (December 18).
The safety and security that Sweden and Finland rightfully want for their citizens is also a right for the Kurdish people. And to put it simply and bluntly, no Kurd who is critical of Turkish government feels safe and secure in Turkey, particularly in Turkish prisons.
“The data from the ACLED shows, however, that the reality is exactly the opposite of this official discourse: that Turkey has been the major security threat for the Kurds in Syria since they have defeated the ISIS.”
A group of members of the European Parliament, in a letter they sent to the EU Commission, expressed their concern about Turkey’s military attacks against Rojava and South Kurdistan and called on the EU to react.
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As an anti-war contribution, we as a Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Representation in Europe publish here international voices and statements against the war of the Erdogan regime against the Kurds in Northeast Syria and Northern Iraq since late hours of November 19.
A summary by HDP Europe on the background to Turkish airstrikes and bombing of Nord East Syria, while an investigation of Istanbul attack is being prevented by the AKP-MHP coalition
The international community should not remain silent in the face of such deadly attacks that are in clear violation of the international and humanitarian law.