Sancar: ‘Resolution process for Kurdish question cited as a reason for HDP closure case’

Established to follow the Kobanî case against the HDP politicians and the legal proceedings seeking the closure of the party, the Law Office of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has started working.

HDP Co-Chair Mithat Sancar visited the HDP Law Office yesterday (June 23) and made a press statement after his visit. The press statement was also attended by lawyers from the Libertarian Lawyers Association (ÖHD) and Progressive Lawyers Association (ÇHD).

‘The same nonsense in the new indictment’

In his speech, HDP’s Sancar reminded his audience that the first indictment prepared by the Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Court of Cassation was returned by the Constitutional Court “because it was very inelaborate, prepared deficiently and contained misinformation.”

He noted that there was another important reason cited for returning the first indictment seeking the closure of the HDP.

In returning the first indictment against the party, according to Mithat Sancar, the Constitutional Court concluded that “not enough connection had been established between the charges brought against the party founders and members and the reason of being the focal point [of organizational activities], which laid the foundation of the closure case.”

Saying that the Constitutional Court returned the first indictment on this ground, Sancar recalled that “nearly two months had passed since then and the Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Court of Cassation accepted the indictment, once again in the light of this opinion.”

Indicating that “the related nonsense has been included in the renewed version of the indictment as well,” Mithat Sancar said that “it is safe to conclude that the Constitutional Court did not meticulously work while accepting this indictment” seeking the HDP closure for the second time.

Sancar protested that “almost all of the charges brought against them are based on their speeches and on imaginary accusations.”

“In fact, they have fabricated a reason for closure from our visits to the shopkeepers to our every action where we exercised our Constitutional rights,” the HDP Co-Chair said, adding, “When the Constitutional Court takes the course of this process and the indictment itself into consideration, no ruling of party closure should be given at the end of the trial.”

‘It has nothing to do with law’

“This indictment is unlawful; it has nothing to do with the law. It is a political declaration; it has been prepared like a trash bin, in a patchy and crude manner,” Sancar said, protesting that the Resolution Process for the Kurdish question has been cited as a reason: “Even the meeting notes during the Resolution Process have been cited as a reason for the closure.”

Referring to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), Sancar said, “If these are to be a reason for our closure, then, they should include the party that managed the process into the closure case.”

“The party will not be closed, we will not let it be closed. We will make this happen with the support and power of the people and the joint struggle of democracy forces,” Sancar stated, briefly adding: “But if the HDP is closed, then, no one should have any doubt that we will push our weight, influence and power around in the clearest way possible in such a way to affect the future of Turkey, primarily at the elections.”