Members of the Chamber of Deputies and Senate of the Republic – Italy Green Left Alliance are giving Declaration of solidarity with the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP)
In an international show of solidarity, the EFA has joined partners across Europe and further afield in expressing our support and solidarity with the HDP who face being banned by the government of Turkey.
14 cross-party MPs in the UK Parliament have signed the motion against the closure of the HDP: “stands in support with the HDP and all those who advocate for democracy, human rights and pluralism in Turkey.”
Statement of solidarity and support for the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) by MPs of the Democratic Party in the Foreign Affairs Committee of the italian Chamber of Deputies
Summary by HDP Europe.
The defence of HDP over the closure case is now scheduled for April 11. HDP calls for solidarity on 13 March against the politically motivated closure case.
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Van Deputy Sezai Temelli said that citizens have tremendous hope to get rid of the government through a common struggle.
As the earthquake relief work of the HDP and other opposition organisations has been systematically obstructed by the state for days, HDP co-chair Pervin Buldan has called on Erdogan and his entire cabinet to resign.
HDP’s Co-spokespersons for Foreign Affairs Feleknas Uca & Hişyar Özsoy: “These confiscations seek to monopolize all humanitarian aid in the hands of the government and hide the government’s ineffectiveness in responding to the crisis.”
HDP co-chair Mithat Sancar summarised the main findings and criticisms related to the earthquake in Turkey and Syria at a meeting of HDP’s Crisis Coordination Centre on 13 February.
“Our task today is to strengthen social solidarity networks against the profit-driven economy and ruthless order,” said the HDP, which has set up a crisis team and is deploying 2000 volunteers in the earthquake zone.
HDP Co-spokespersons for Foreign Affairs: “Thus, we call on all international institutions, governments, organizations and individuals to bear a hand to get over this incredible pain and rebuild shattered lives and communities.”
HDP’s Co-spokespersons for Foreign Affairs Feleknas Uca & Hişyar Özsoy: “As Turkey approaches elections, we believe that this case, which will surely affect HDP’s closure case, needs to be followed meticulously.”
The Socialists and Democrats (S&D) in the European Parliament, Department of International Relations and Foreign Policy of SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance and PODEMOS condemn in their written statements the latest crackdown on the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP).
Neither the ruling People’s Alliance nor the opposition Nation Alliance has over 50% of the votes which is necessary to win the presidential elections in the first tour, according to the polls but both sides require the support of HDP.
This court decision is another black mark in Turkey’s history of democracy. It doesn’t have any legitimacy and is null and void in the conscience of our millions of supporters as we prepare for our decisive political battle with Erdoğan’s authoritarian regime.
The Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday to block the HDP’s bank accounts holding Treasury grants upon the prosecutor’s request seeking to close the party.
Increasing repression of the government on the Kurdish democratic opposition, which seems to have the kingmaker role in the upcoming elections, only shows how desperate and hopeless the government is.
HDP MPs gathered in front of the parliament in Ankara as they continued their protest against the total isolation of Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan. The police again blocked their way to the Ministry of Justice.
HDP Co-Chair calls against isolation of Abdullah Ocalan: “We are calling on all political parties. We must stand together against the government’s insistence on war policies and its attempts to dictate politics and the electoral process. Apply for a meeting in İmralı by setting up a delegation”
It is only sad to see that such further destruction of parliamentary democracy by stripping Semra Güzel of her parliamentary status has not even become important news both at home and abroad in the run-up to the most important elections in the history of Turkey’s parliamentary democracy.