HDP’s Deputy Chair of the Foreign Affairs Commission, Hişyar Özsoy, said that “if Erdogan wages a war that may disturb the existing balance of power, he will have to pay a huge military and political price.”
Devriş Çimen: “In short, oppressors cannot have legitimate security concerns. On the contrary, the oppressed have security concerns that should be morally, politically and legally supported by everyone else.”
The HDP Central Executive Board issued a statement condemning the massacre carried out by the Turkish Armed Forces in Zakho and called it a “second Roboski” (*)
Deputy co-chair of the HDP, Özlem Gündüz, says: “We are aware that by defending the HDP we are defending not just a party, but a people and a society. We represent millions of people and, perhaps more importantly, we are the address of millions of hopes.”
The Forensic Medicine Institution has once again issued a report saying that Kurdish politician Aysel Tuğluk, who is suffering from chronic and progressive Alzheimer’s dementia in prison, is fit for detention.
Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has pushed Sweden and Finland to crack down on Kurdish groups in exchange for NATO membership. He cites his country’s “legitimate security concerns” — but it’s the long-oppressed Kurds who have most to fear.
HDP Foreign Affairs Co-spokesperson Hisyar Özsoy: Turkish President Erdogan is trying to further militarize the Kurdish question and make it a NATO issue.
The 5th Ordinary Congress of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) was held in Ankara on 3 July, to elect the co-chairs and central party officials with more than a hundred international participants and thousands of guests.
The 5th ordinary HDP congress will be held under the slogan “We are the solution, we have a promise!” on 3 July in Ankara with up to 50 thousand participants, including more than 100 international guests.
HDP Co-Deputy Chair Tayip Temel said that the government targets Kurdish journalists to silence the society and to conceal its crimes. Temel called for solidarity with the Kurdish press.
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.”