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.
Category: Statements HDP
HDP Co-chairs’ invitation to Observe the ‘Kobani Case’
On behalf of the HDP, we are calling on the international community – lawyers, elected deputies, political parties and all individual and institutions concerned with democratic life in Turkey – to observe the first hearing of the Kobanî case on 26th April 2021 in Ankara.
HDP’s Women’s Assembly’s statement on the withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention
We will never forgo the Istanbul Convention. The AKP-MHP masculine alliance which is trying to abolish our rights and gains with a decree has been herewith nullified in the eyes of women!
HDP: Appeal of the Chief Public Prosecutor to the Constitutional Court
On 17 March 2021, the final ruling against HDP parliamentarian Mr. Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu was read out at the plenary session of the Parliament and he was stripped of his status as a deputy. A few hours later, it came out that the Chief Public Prosecutor of the Court of Cassation has filed a lawsuit with the Constitutional Court to ban the HDP altogether.
The closure case against the HDP is a new blow to democracy
The court case to close our Party is a severe blow to our country’s democracy and law. This government has inscribed its name in history as a coupist government. With the case to close HDP, AKP has presented a gift to MHP congress through the judiciary and prosecutors have acted upon political instructions.
HDP MP stripped of his deputyship despite the judicial process still being uncompleted.
Statement by HDP Foreign Affairs Co-spokespersons Feleknas Uca and Hişyar Özsoy: “HDP MP, Mr. Gergerlioğlu, stripped of his deputyship by order of the government despite the judicial process still being uncompleted.”
HDP’s Foreign Affairs Co-spokespersons: Party under even more political pressure
The information note by our Foreign Affairs Co-spokespersons Feleknas Uca and Hişyar Özsoy regarding the severe increase in political pressure against the HDP:
HDP Central Executive Board’s statement on the deadly conflict in Gare
We, in the name of Peoples’ Democratic Party, express our deepest regret and condolences to the families and loved ones of those 13 people who by no means were capable of protecting themselves against an armed attack and also to others who have lost their lives as a result of this cross-border operation.
EP adopts resolution calling for the immediate release of Demirtaş
On the initiative of the Socialists and Democrats, the European Parliament held a plenary session on Jan. 21 titled “Human rights situation in Turkey, notably the case of Selahattin Demirtaş and others.”
HDP’s co-chairs: Politicians who have been taken hostages must be released
Press statement by our co-chairs Pervin Buldan and Mithat Sancar: The application made by the lawyers of our former co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş to the ECHR Grand Chamber has reached a conclusion today. With its decision, the Grand Chamber has confirmed the previous ECtHR judgement, which ruled that Demirtaş should be released immediately. The Chamber has […]
Seventeen more arrests, including the co-mayor of Kars and former MPs
HDP Foreign Affairs Spokespersons’ statement that details and summarizes the latest developments: As we have already informed the international public, the chief prosecutor in Ankara issued arrest warrants for 82 people, many of whom HDP representatives, on September 25th. Consequently, the police detained twenty HDP politicians on the grounds of their role in the Kobane […]
“Helicopter torture” of two Kurdish villagers in Van: Servet Turgut died!
On 11 September 2020, Turkish soldiers detained two villagers in Catak District of Van, namely, Mr Servet Turgut (55), father of 7 children, and Mr Osman Şiban (50), father of 8 children. Families could not get news from them for two days. On 13 September 2020, families were informed that both detainees were under intensive […]
82 more arrests: The onslaught on the HDP continues unabashedly!
The ultranationalist and decisively anti-Kurdish AKP-MHP alliance continues with its onslaught on the HDP under the conditions of a global pandemic. Today we woke up to the news that the chief prosecutor in Ankara issued arrest warrants for 82 more people. So far many of those in the 82-people-list have been detained on the grounds […]
Civilian Kurds killed in Turkish cross-border attacks in Northern Iraq and Syria
While the Turkish government has been using repressive and militaristic means to suppress any political debate on the Kurdish issue at home since the end of the peace process with the Kurdish movement in 2015, the Turkish army has been carrying out cross-border operations also in Syria and Iraq, killing many Kurdish civilians. Such operations […]
HDP presents its 9-point roadmap to promote democracy
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has presented its highly anticipated roadmap with strategic guidelines against the authoritarian-autocratic state led by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The individual steps of this roadmap are summarized in a nine-point plan, which was presented by co-chairs Pervin Buldan and Mithat Sancar in Istanbul. In the roadmap, the HDP advocates a democratic start […]
HDP Central Executive Board’s call for action concerning the military threat on Rojava
Call for action: We can stop Turkey’s imminent invasion of Northern together! The most urgent need in Syria is to start a democratic negotiation process inclusive of all parties towards ending the civil war in the country. And the biggest threat is a new military intervention. That is why the fact that the Turkish government […]
Brief of Yüksekdağ’s speech at the third hearing
A brief of Yüksekdağ’s speech at the third hearing of the main case that took place today in Ankara: The judiciary in Turkey has never been fully independent, but then again it has never been as dependent as now, never under so much pressure. It is very clear that there is a hand applying pressure […]
The AKP-Erdoğan government is fully responsible for the European Parliament’s critical resolution on Turkey
The EP resolution of 6 July 2017 on the 2016 Commission Report on Turkey (2016/2308) was approved by 477 against 64 votes. The resolution calls on the EU Commission and the EU national governments “to formally suspend the accession negotiations with Turkey without delay if the constitutional reform package is implemented unchanged.” Emphasizing how the […]
Hunger Strikes in Turkish Prisons: Information Note
The hunger strike protests of political prisoners in Turkish penitentiary institutions have reached a critical point. The protest was initiated in Izmir Şakran High Security Prison on 15 February 2017 to draw attention to gross human rights violations and inhumane living conditions in prisons, the isolation on the imprisoned PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan, and Erdoğan-AKP […]
Revocation of Yüksekdağ's parliamentary membership is unacceptable
The revocation of HDP Co-Chair Figen Yüksekdağ’s membership in parliament as a fait accompli is unacceptable. The revoking of her position in parliament once again tramples the constitution, and it is an effort to give the government’s political decision the appearance of legality. The Erdoğan-AKP government is trying to overcome its own political deadlock as […]