Many concerts, theater plays, and other events in Kurdish have been banned in the last three years. Artists and musicians have difficulties finding places to organize events.
We believe that government pressure on their opponents will increase as we get closer to the elections. And, so long as the international community remains silent, this repression will become even more brutal.
Our Spokesperson for Women’s Assembly, Batman MP Ms. Ayşe Acar Başaran, wanted to make a press statement against this attack, but she was, verbally attacked by a police officer. He threatened her saying “I’ll nail you on the wall.”
When HDP deputies and members protested this police provocation in front of the HDP headquarters (on May 5), the police attacked them harshly. (…) This organized attack is part of a long campaign aimed at silencing and completely eliminating the HDP.
Alevis’ places of worship should be recognized by the state and the massacres against them should be confronted with, HDP Co-Chair Sancar has said.
Statement by HDP Foreign Affairs Co-spokespersons Feleknas Uca and Hişyar Özsoy: More prisoners lose their lives in Turkey’s prisons. According to the Turkish Human Rights Association (İHD), on 19 November 2021, there were at least 1569 ill prisoners, 591 of whom were seriously ill…
As the Kobani case against the HDP continues, with its all-unlawful practices, another wave of detentions of HDP politicians has been carried out in connection with this case. On April 12, the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office issued detention warrants against 91 people…
HDP co-chair Buldan said that Turkey’s war spending has increased six-fold since 2015. At the same time, the average income has fallen. Every bullet fired means that people in Turkey have less money in their pockets.
The Kurdish Friendship Group in the European Parliament, strongly condemn the unjustified attacks and the new cross-border invasion by Turkey on South Kurdistan/Northern Iraq. And calls it “A violation of international law.”
“The AKP is a party that fuels war both internally and externally, and that benefits from war,” the HDP Central Executive Committee said in a written statement on April 18, adding that the cross-border operation exposed the AKP’s “fake peace diplomacy.”
Sezai Temelli, economist and HDP deputy, writes that the war economy is the reason for Turkey’s economic collapse and argues that there is a need to build a future against capitalism and the Nation-State.
Exiled co-mayors from the Peoples’ Democratic Party from the metropolitan cities Exiled co-mayors from the Peoples’ Democratic Party from the metropolitan cities of Van and Diyarbakir met with MEPs in Strasbourg.
Unless we successfully build an international front of peoples for peace to stop the war and protect the globe from destruction by the inhuman activities of human beings, we may end up with extinction, and in that case even a return to “barbarism” may appear a rosy scenario.
It is obvious that the AKP-MHP alliance changes the election law according to its own needs. These changes will not bring a democratic and fair election. Rather, they will block the representation of various social dynamics in parliament and further undermine the will of voters as reflected in the ballot boxes.
Releasing a joint statement on HDP closure case, organizations from several countries say, “We urge the government to respect the independence and impartiality of the judiciary by refraining from directly or indirectly influencing the Court’s decision”.
MEPs visited the HDP Representation in Europe to follow the legal proceedings and the situation of the detained HDP MPs in the context of the “Solidarity with Parliamentarians” program and later to inform the Parliament about the developments.
The 42nd General Assembly of the European Congress of Local and Regional Authorities was held. The HDP mayor of Silopi, Adalet Fidan spoke to delegates of her own experience and that of her party – and her speech was greeted with a round of applause.
Press notice by HDP Foreign Affairs Co-spokespersons Feleknas Uca and Hişyar Özsoy: “According to the İHD’s statement of November 19, 2021, there are at least 1569 ill prisoners, 591 of whom are seriously ill. The number of ill prisoners has multiplied by six in ten years.”
Statement by HDP Foreign Affairs Co-spokespersons Feleknas Uca and Hişyar Özsoy: “Women’s organizations continue to resist despite all the pressures. They will not kneel in the face of this misogynistic political attitude but will continue their struggle for women’s freedom.”
The Norwegian Committee for Solidarity with Kurdistan calls on “civil society, solidarity and human rights organizations, local governments and municipalities, unions, women’s rights organizations, parties and youth parties to establish and strengthen contacts with HDP…”