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.
ARMENIAN GENOCIDE REMEMBRANCE DAY
HDP deputy Garo Paylan has submitted a law proposal for the recognition of the genocide.
In a letter to the Head of the EU Delegation to Turkey, more than thirty members of the European Parliament call for an authorised observer to be delegated to the Kobane Case trial to start in Ankara next Monday.
The vision of the HDP is a democratic Turkey in which all its citizens live in freedom and dignity.
By András Juhász · For Serbian media platform Mašina
We stand in solidarity with the HDP as it faces this systematic repression. Furthermore, we say that resistance in support of Kobani cannot be criminalised. Millions of people around the world have opposed ISIS on moral grounds, and we oppose Erdogan’s policy of criminalising Kobani’s resistance.
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.
HDP Vice Co-Chair Responsible for Legal Affairs Dede says, “After this justified ruling, an indictment cannot be issued against the HDP. If it is issued with the same method and mentality, the Constitutional Court must dismiss the case.”
Devriş Çimen, European Representative of Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) – Interview to Natali Glezou, for the Efimerida ton Syntakton
The HDP is not a party that will end in prohibition. Moreover, the voters of the HDP are not measuring their political work according to the policies of AKP, but according to the struggle for freedom, democracy and the fulfillment of demands of the people in Turkey.
SUPPORTED BY AT LEAST 80 MPS
The Center for Kurdish Progress has launched a petition demanding freedom for former HDP Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş, who has been behind bars in Edirne Prison since November 2016 despite an ECtHR ruling.
“HDP wants to form strategic alliances with all those who advocate the brotherhood of peoples and equal coexistence. This is the essence of our strategic stance on Turkey,” said Pervin Buldan, co-chair of the party.
Speaking about the closure case against the Peoples’ Democratic Party, politician and lawyer Cebbar Leygara said, “Although 25 years have passed since the closure of HEP and DTP, the reasons for the closure are the same.”
“We will not conform to the government’s image of women, we will defend our demand in Kurdistan and Turkey. Give up threatening women’s rights won with our struggle. With our slogans we will bring this government to its knees.”
Devriş Çimen, European representative of the HDP – Interview to Milan Rokos, for the Czech news site www.seznamzpravy.cz
“Democracy should include as much as possible and not exclude.
If the other parties would not stand on the side against this politically pre-ordered procedure, they are the next to be eliminated.”
The following solidarity statements rose all around the globe for our party after this lawsuit was filed. Herewith we thank you all friends who stand in solidarity with us.
We ask the EU to do more than making statements of concern, and reconsider and reposition the centrality of human rights and democracy as the key to the “positive agenda” that they want to pursue with Turkey – a candidate country.
MEPs wrote to Leyen and Michel and expressed concern about the multiple structural and political problems of Erdoğan’s regime, saying they hope that these issues will be considered and addressed during their meeting with President Erdoğan.
“In the evening of 2 April 2021, police raided Gergerlioğlu’s residence and he was forcefully detained. Interestingly (!), one of the police chiefs who came to arrest him was the very person whom Gergerlioğlu unveiled as a torturer in a speech he made at the parliament in 2019.”
The arrested defendants attended the hearing via video conference in the case where HDP’s former Co-Chairs Figen Yüksekdağ and Selahattin Demirtaş and dismissed Kars Co-Mayor Ayhan Bilgen are also standing trial.
After his prison sentence because of a tweet became final, Gergerlioğlu’s parliamentary mandate was revoked on March 17.
The Kurdish Friendship Group in the European Parliament demanded the acknowledgment of the existing Yazidi governance structures by the Iraqi government, stating that they are ready to play their part in helping to find a peaceful resolution to tensions.