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.
This solidarity is very important since the process politically prescribed by Erdogan’s regime. Therefore, it must continue to be supported politically and internationally. In this sense, we will continue to follow and inform the next steps. What is more, the support and solidarity are crucial.
Various organisations and institutions in 3 countries, Colombia, Ecuador and Argentina called for solidarity with the HDP during the Kobani trial which took place on Monday 26 May.
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Deputy Co-Chair Responsible for Law and Human Rights Affairs Ümit Dede and Kobanî case lawyers have held a press conference about the case, the first hearing of which was held yesterday (April 26).
Facing aggravated life imprisonment over the Kobanî protests from seven years ago, the HDP politicians appeared before the judge today, on April 26. The court board has rejected the attorneys’ request for recusal.
We join this valuable call of the KFG and leaders of the European Political Parties would be very pleased, if all political parties, members of parliament, and civil organizations who cannot attend the Kobani trial in Ankara to organize a catchy action in solidarity with the HDP from 11:00 (CET), on April 26.