The Party of European Socialists rejects the attacks on its associate member party Halklarin Demokratik Partisi – People’s Democratic Party (HDP) – by Turkish authorities.
President Erdoğan’s latest attacks on HDP party representatives in Turkey must be condemned by all political groups at the European Parliament, and Parliament’s President Sassoli must lead in taking a clear stance against Ankara’s relentless assault on democracy.
The information note by our Foreign Affairs Co-spokespersons Feleknas Uca and Hişyar Özsoy regarding the severe increase in political pressure against the HDP:
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) parliamentary members and politicians have been targeted for unspecified offences during the 2014 protests sparked by the ISIS seizure of Kobane. Some 82 of them already were under arrest since September 2020.
The political genocide operations carried out by the AKP-MHP nationalist alliance to intimidate and suppress our party still continue. Systematic attacks against HDP members, administrators, and those who demand freedom, peace and justice take place almost every day.
Press statement by our Central Executive Board: Hulusi Akar, Turkey’s Minister of National Defence made a statement on February 10, 2021 after midnight, on the military operation carried out by the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) in the Gare Region, of Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq that the bodies of 13 deceased citizens were reached. At least […]
On February 10, Socialist Alliance city councillor Sue Bolton successfully moved a motion of support for the Kurdish co-mayors who have been undemocratically removed from office by the Erdogan regime in Turkey. The motion was passed with only one vote against and two abstentions. It read: Background In 2019 the Erdogan government prevented 90 democratically […]
Leyla Güven is HDP MP for Hakkari, co-chair of the Democratic Society Congress and former mayor of the municipality of Viranşehir in the Şanlıurfa Province of Southeast Anatolia of Turkey, where she represented the former Democratic Society Party 11 January 2021 Interview translated from T24 Your client Leyla Güven was sentenced to 22 years and […]
Today marks two years since EFA’s original call for the end of the isolation regime for Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan and the release of all political prisoners in Turkey. In January 2019, Kurdish MEP Leyla Güven was released from prison following an 80-day hunger strike. However, in December 2020, Güven was sentenced to 22 years […]
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.”