HDP deputies Tayyip Temel and Murat Sarısaç said that the government cannot eliminate the HDP through the closure case and the attacks like in İzmir and vowed to enhance the struggle.
Statement by HDP’s Co-spokespersons for Foreign Affairs Feleknas Uca & Hişyar Özsoy
It is not possible to explain the Constitutional Court’s decision in legal terms.
HDP Co-Chair Mithat Sancar has made a statement after the Constitutional Court accepted the indictment seeking the party’s closure: “While the process is so obvious, everyone must see that the prosecutor of this case is the government itself.”
The General Assembly of the Constitutional Court has unanimously accepted the second indictment seeking the closure of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) while rejecting the request for barring the party’s bank account.
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.
Constitutional Court will make the first examination in the HDP closure case on June 21 and decide whether the indictment will be accepted or not. HDP Co-Chair Sancar says, “Accepting this indictment means sacrificing the judiciary to political operations.”
Opinion by Oihana ETXEBARIETA, Member of the Basque Parliament – EH Bildu & Pernando BARRENA, MEP The Left – EH Bildu
They are fighting against totalitarianism and fanaticism, they are fighting for a free society, based on social justice, feminism and ecology
Defendants’ attorney Maçoğlu: “The prosecutor forgot a document in the file. This document interfering in the investigation says the following: ‘Work on this file and lay the ground for the indictment of closure against the HDP’.”
In addition to asking for the closure of the party, the revised indictment, like the original one, demands political ban for nearly 500 HDP politicians and a freeze on the party’s bank accounts.
Prosecution of the Kobane case, which is a politically motivated legal case designed to destroy the HDP, started on 26 April and is continuing, but, meanwhile, the HDP’s former co-chair Mr. Selahattin Demirtaş faces a new prison sentence.
The Chief Public Prosecutor at the Turkish Court of Cassation has submitted a new indictment against the HDP to the Constitutional Court. At the end of March, a first version of the indictment had been found fault with and returned.
Unsolved murders, disappearances, tortures… The struggle of rights organizations in Turkey for more than a quarter of a century… Rights defenders Eren Keskin and Akın Birdal have spoken to bianet
PREPARED BY PEOPLES’ DEMOCRATIC PARTY (HDP) REPRESENTATION IN EUROPE
The Kobani trial began on 26 April 2021. The 2nd hearing was held on 18-20 May 2021. However, the case is concluded. The hearing trial is scheduled for 14 June 2021.
REPORT BY PEOPLES’ DEMOCRATIC PARTY (HDP) REPRESENTATION IN EUROPE
Whenever Erdogan’s “new Turkey” is accepted internationally as a “legitimate” partner, wars, violence, occupations, oppression, persecution, and imprisonment become normalised.
KOBANÎ TRIAL | 2ND HEARING
In the trial over the “Kobanî protests of October 6-8, 2014”, politicians had their second hearing at the Ankara 22nd Heavy Penal Court today, on May 18, 2021. The trial will continue on May 20.
Peoples’ Democratic Party Co-Chairs Buldan and Sancar have released a statement underlining that the solution to the problems between Israel and Palestine lies in diplomacy. They have also called on international institutions to fulfil their duty.
HDP’s women MPs took action in İstanbul and Diyarbakır on the 10th anniversary of the İstanbul Convention’s opening for signature. The MPs said, “It cannot be revoked because a single man said so, women have not said their last word yet.”
“Today’s “New Turkey” is an expression of chaos, oppression, isolation, captivity and darkness. It developed policies on the basis of hostility towards the Kurds, both inside and outside.”
The HDP Europe’s interview for Turkish online news portal – gazeteduvar.com.tr’s reporter and columnist Ayşegül Karakülhancı.
“The Kobani trial is only the tip of the iceberg. The Turkish-Islamic-Conservative power bloc of the AKP-MHP fills the gap in totalitarian policy. Erdogan wants to institutionalize his power. However, the HDP is a roadblock.”
Devriş Çimen, European representative of the HDP – Interview to Polish News portal strajk.eu which is published on May 4th 2021.
The HDP criticized Turkey’s governments for repeating the same mistake for 38 years, saying that none of the cross-border military operations in the past decades has led to a solution which is only possible through negotiations.