We believe that government pressure on their opponents will increase as we get closer to the elections. And, so long as the international community remains silent, this repression will become even more brutal.
Category: Statements HDP
Police brutally attacked HDP MPs and members in front of the party headquarters
When HDP deputies and members protested this police provocation in front of the HDP headquarters (on May 5), the police attacked them harshly. (…) This organized attack is part of a long campaign aimed at silencing and completely eliminating the HDP.
Turkey’s prisons continue to be centres of ill-treatment and torture
Statement by HDP Foreign Affairs Co-spokespersons Feleknas Uca and Hişyar Özsoy: More prisoners lose their lives in Turkey’s prisons. According to the Turkish Human Rights Association (İHD), on 19 November 2021, there were at least 1569 ill prisoners, 591 of whom were seriously ill…
AKP-MHP alliance changes the election law according to its own needs
It is obvious that the AKP-MHP alliance changes the election law according to its own needs. These changes will not bring a democratic and fair election. Rather, they will block the representation of various social dynamics in parliament and further undermine the will of voters as reflected in the ballot boxes.
More ill prisoners have died in Turkey’s prisons
Press notice by HDP Foreign Affairs Co-spokespersons Feleknas Uca and Hişyar Özsoy: “According to the İHD’s statement of November 19, 2021, there are at least 1569 ill prisoners, 591 of whom are seriously ill. The number of ill prisoners has multiplied by six in ten years.”
Police operations have targeted women in Diyarbakır
Statement by HDP Foreign Affairs Co-spokespersons Feleknas Uca and Hişyar Özsoy: “Women’s organizations continue to resist despite all the pressures. They will not kneel in the face of this misogynistic political attitude but will continue their struggle for women’s freedom.”
More deaths and destruction in Turkey’s cross-border attacks in Iraq and northern Syria
Statement by HDP Foreign Affairs Co-spokespersons Feleknas Uca and Hişyar Özsoy on the Turkish military’s cross-border attacks on targets in Iraq and northern Syria on the evening of February 1, 2022, which resulted in multiple casualties and destruction.
European Court rules that lifting MP immunities contravenes human rights
Statement by HDP Foreign Affairs Co-spokespersons Feleknas Uca and Hişyar Özsoy on the ECtHR ruling on the lifting of immunity 40 deputies of the HDP, the right to freedom of expression was violated.
Urgent call: Action for Aysel Tugluk and sick prisoners in Turkey
Statement by HDP Foreign Affairs Co-spokespersons Feleknas Uca and Hişyar Özsoy: (..) Turkey’s prisons have become centers of ill-treatment and torture. According to human rights organizations, there are currently over 1,600 sick prisoners in Turkey (..)
Two more sick political prisoners die in Turkey’s arbitrary prisons
Information note by Co-spokespersons of HDP for Foreign Affairs Feleknas Uca and Hişyar Özsoy regarding the worsening conditions and deaths in Turkey’s prisons
Kurdish political prisoner, Garibe Gezer, dies in prison after publicising her severe torture
Statement by HDP Women’s Assembly
We call on the international community, on all democrats, and especially on women’s organizations to raise their voices against the inhumane practices and crimes that are being committed in Turkey’s prisons.
HDP Women’s Assembly: “We are in solidarity with Aysel Tuğluk!”
We call to all women: Let us defend the politics of life against the murderous policy imposed on imprisoned women, as embodied in the person of Aysel Tuğluk!
Regarding Turkish military’s recent attacks and murders on Yazidis
Statement by HDP’s Co-spokespersons for Foreign Affairs Feleknas Uca & Hişyar Özsoy
We condemn in the strongest terms the murder of Merwan Bedel, Co-chair of the Autonomous Governing Council in Shingal (Sinjar)
HDP: “Let us win together; we call for justice, democracy and peace”
The Peoples’ Democratic Party has presented a new roadmap. The document contains concrete proposals for conflict resolution and thus sustainably promote the democratic development of the country.
Racist Attacks are the Result of Policies Carried Out by the Regime
Statement by our Foreign Affairs Co-spokespersons Feleknas Uca and Hişyar Özsoy: “We call on the international community to increase its solidarity with the HDP and the Kurds, as the attacks on us are very much on the rise and becoming even deadlier.”
HDP: We salute the Rojava Revolution in its 9th year!
The Rojava Revolution is an important historical experience, whose achievements need to be preserved and consolidated as an inspiration for the peoples of the Middle East.
Another armed attack on the HDP; this time in Marmaris district of Muğla
In addition to all other legal and political pressures we have, such as never-ending waves of arrests and party closure and Kobane cases, we now also have to struggle against such cowardly physical attacks.
Ömer Faruk Gergerlioglu was Released After the Verdict of the Constitutional Court
Gergerlioğlu: “…my release is a harbinger of the freedom of our other friends. It is a harbinger of an end to the attacks targeting our party. May the people smile, I smile deep inside, my heart smiles.”
HDP: Regarding Armed Attack Against the HDP Izmir Provincial Building
It is clear that the AKP-MHP coalition is primarily responsible for this severe attack. The groups attacking our offices have always been encouraged by the government’s incitement of hatred and racism against the HDP.
The Shingal openly calls for dialogue and negotiations in Shingal
We invite all parties to take responsibility to guarantee all democratic rights of the people of Shingal, first and foremost their right to self-defense.