Deputies from the German Left Party, Free Democratic Party (FDP) and Greens issued a joint statement condemning Turkish government’s crackdown on the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP). German Left Party MPs Gökay Akbulut and Michel Brandt, Greens MPs Canan Bayram and Margit Stumpp and FDP MP Bijan Djir-Sarai released a joint statement to condemn the increasing […]
Peace in Kurdistan issued a statement reminding that the Turkish state is “set to criminalise and outlaw Turkey’s third largest political party, the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), which is backed by the Kurdish population of Turkey among others.” The statement added: “The Supreme Court has opened investigations into alleged HDP links with terrorism. This follows […]
The HDP parliamentary group in Turkey has once again called for the implementation of the ECtHR ruling in the case of Selahattin Demirtaş. The European Court of Human Rights had ordered the immediate release of the former HDP leader, who has been imprisoned for over four years, at the end of 2020.
The Political Parties Office of the Court of Cassation Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office yesterday (March 2) launched an inquiry into the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in relation to a recent indictment against party members.
“Our Central Executive Board MYK and Parliamentary Group evaluated the government crackdown on our party in a meeting last weekend.
We debated over our response to the aggressive politics of the ruling alliance which has lost its democratic legitimacy.”
Deputy Sadet Karabulut condemned the arrest of HDP deputies and the continuous pressure on the party in a debate on a motion on the issue tabled in the Dutch Parliament.
These attacks are only the latest escalation in an unceasing campaign of repression waged by the Erdoğan regime since the party’s inception. Just last week over 700 HDP activists were arrested.
Nine HDP deputies could soon be stripped of their immunity, as the corresponding motions have been referred to the parliamentary justice committee.
Since 19 August, a total of 48 municipalities, 3 of which are metropolitan, 5 provincial, 33 district and 7 town municipalities, have been seized by the AKP / MHP government. With the appointment of trustees, the will of the people was ignored and neglected by the ruling partners in 48 localities.
The European Union is gravely concerned about the continuing pressure against the HDP and several of its members, which has materialised lately through arrests, replacing elected mayors, what seem to be politically motivated judicial proceedings and the attempt of lifting parliamentary immunities of Members of the Grand National Assembly.