“Although it seems that this operation is against the HDP, the HDP is not the single target,” said Sancar. “It’s to bring down the struggle for democracy in Turkey, to abolish democratic politics. It’s to institutionalize fascism and establish it completely.”
Gergerlioğlu’s expulsion from Parliament and his upcoming jailing, only two weeks after the Turkish President presented a new Human Rights Action Plan that pledged to put human dignity, human rights and rule of law at its center, is a painful ‘reality check.’
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) MP Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu, with his prison sentence of 2 years, 6 months upheld by the Court of Cassation, has been stripped of his MP status after the final ruling of the court was read out at the Plenary Session of the Parliament today (March 17).
Chief Public Prosecutor of the Court of Cassation has applied to the Constitutional Court and filed a lawsuit for closing the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP). The indictment against the party has been sent to the Constitutional Court.
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, Mr. Gergerlioğlu, stripped of hisdeputyship by order of the governmentdespite the judicial processstill being uncompleted. The final ruling against HDP(Peoples’ Democratic Party)parliamentarian Mr Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu has beenread out at the plenary session of the Parliament today (17 March 2021) and he has been stripped of his deputyship status. As his prison sentence […]
With his prison sentence over a tweet upheld by the Court of Cassation, HDP’s Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu will be stripped of his MP status after the final ruling is read out at the Plenary Session of the Parliament on March 17.
The main trial of jailed politician Selahattin Demirtaş continued at the Ankara 19th Heavy Penal Court. Handing down its judgement on this case, the ECtHR previously gave a ruling of right violation and immediate release.
Rumors are spreading on social media that Abdullah Öcalan has died in prison. The Asrin Law Office, which represents the PKK founder and other prisoners on Imralı, demands immediate communication with their clients.
Amnesty International’s Europe Regional Director Nils Muižnieks has written an article addressing the European governments regarding the violations of rights in Turkey and the country’s failure to enforce ECtHR judgements.
While the construction of an authoritarian regime emerged from the necessity of expansionist foreign politics, it was also deemed necessary for a violent and oppressive domestic policy too. Otherwise, the government would not be able to preserve its power.
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).
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.”
“In addition to this financial crisis, Turkey is in a political crisis. We have been facing – as the HDP – all kinds of political pressures against us. Now our MP’s face the risk of losing their immunities in parliament.”
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.