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.
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.”