In addition to all other legal and political pressures we have, such as never-ending waves of arrests and party closure and Kobane cases, we now also have to struggle against such cowardly physical attacks.
A man fired shots at the HDP’s district office in Marmaris, Muğla. No one was hurt in the attack and the assailant has been detained.
Gergerlioğlu: “…my release is a harbinger of the freedom of our other friends. It is a harbinger of an end to the attacks targeting our party. May the people smile, I smile deep inside, my heart smiles.”
The indictment seeking the closure of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and its 70-folder appendix were notified to the party on July 9 by Constitutional Court (AYM) which is imposed by the Erdogan regime as a politically arbitrary decision.
Hatip Dicle, a member of the delegation having talks with imprisoned PKK leader Öcalan during the resolution process, has commented on President Erdoğan’s statement that “the HDP ended the resolution process” for the Kurdish question.
European Parliament resolution adopted in Strasbourg on the 8th July 2021 on the repression of the opposition in Turkey, specifically the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP)
HDP Parliamentary Group Deputy Chair Meral Danış Beştaş has underlined that all arrested HDP politicians must be released as per the ruling of rights violation given by the Constitutional Court for dismissed HDP MP Gergerlioğlu.
Established to make preparations for the HDP closure case and Kobanî trial, the HDP Law Office has started working. Co-Chair Sancar has said that “no one should doubt the HDP will push its weight around in the clearest way possible if the HDP is closed.”
Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde responded to a parliamentary question raised by MP Amineh Kakabaveh about the HDP members held in prison within the scope of the Kobanê Case and the Turkish state’s invasion attacks in South Kurdistan and Rojava.
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.