ECtHR calls for the immediate release of Demirtaş

The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has ordered the immediate release of former HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş on Tuesday. Finding several violations of the European Convention on Human Rights in the case of the detention of the Kurdish politician, the Court ruled that Turkey is unlawfully jailing Demirtaş and called on […]

“Nobody can ban the HDP”, say the party’s co-chairs

Pervin Buldan, co-chair of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), commented on the demand of the extreme right-wing ultra-nationalist Devlet Bahçeli (MHP) to ban her party: “Nobody has the power to close the HDP.” MHP chairman Devlet Bahçeli described the HDP as a “structure of hatred and betrayal” that is hidden behind democracy, freedom and human […]

EUTCC board’s open letter to the President of the European Council

The Europe Turkey civic commission has adressed a letter to the president of the European Council Mr. Charles Michel Dear Mr. President, The EU Turkey Civic Commission (EUTCC) welcomes the increasingly critical attitude of the international community towards Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his AKP-MHP government. The chorus of criticism, demands, and recommendations regarding […]

Over 22 thousand HDP members arrested since 2015

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Van deputy Sezai Temelli said, “We are now clearly revealing the name of the regime that has been consolidated since 2015: Fascism,” and stated that opposition parties and social opposition other than HDP should not remain silent. According to the data prepared by the Legal Commission of the Peoples’ Democratic Party […]