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.
HDP Co-chairs: “We expect the French authorities to find the perpetrators, reveal the truth behind the attack, and inform the public transparently. The only way to prevent the repetition of such attacks is to reveal the truth behind them as soon as possible.”
AKP-MHP alliance encourages the police to commit such brutal acts. In fact, the police have turned into a thoroughly militant institution serving the interests of the government and repressing democratic politics and society, using all kinds of tools above and beyond the law.
“A reflection of the fear of a criminal regime facing its downfall” – these were the words used by HDP leader Mithat Sancar in Istanbul on Monday to describe the siege of his party’s district office in the Kadıköy…
The ruling AKP-MHP coalition is responding to the loss of public support by trying to implement all kinds of unlawfulness in order to stay in power.
A police officer slapped Ferhat Encü, the Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (HDP) İstanbul co-chair, during a demonstration for ill prisoners yesterday (December 18).
The safety and security that Sweden and Finland rightfully want for their citizens is also a right for the Kurdish people. And to put it simply and bluntly, no Kurd who is critical of Turkish government feels safe and secure in Turkey, particularly in Turkish prisons.
“The data from the ACLED shows, however, that the reality is exactly the opposite of this official discourse: that Turkey has been the major security threat for the Kurds in Syria since they have defeated the ISIS.”
A group of members of the European Parliament, in a letter they sent to the EU Commission, expressed their concern about Turkey’s military attacks against Rojava and South Kurdistan and called on the EU to react.
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As an anti-war contribution, we as a Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Representation in Europe publish here international voices and statements against the war of the Erdogan regime against the Kurds in Northeast Syria and Northern Iraq since late hours of November 19.
A summary by HDP Europe on the background to Turkish airstrikes and bombing of Nord East Syria, while an investigation of Istanbul attack is being prevented by the AKP-MHP coalition
The international community should not remain silent in the face of such deadly attacks that are in clear violation of the international and humanitarian law.
Turkey is in the midst of a great period of crisis, and the ruling AKP-MHP coalition is in danger of losing power, the life of which “they are trying to extend by the strategy of external war”
The Peoples’ Democratic Party said that the ECtHR has once again condemned Turkey for violating the rights of their fellow party members, reiterating their call for the release of jailed politicians.
Selahattin Demirtaş said the trial is a political endeavor that tries to isolate and criminalize the HDP, and one of the aims of the case is for the government to win the upcoming 2023 elections.
Today it is six years since the political crackdown of 4 November 2016, which was directed against the People’s Democratic Party (HDP). Since then, Erdogan’s regime has been systematically and arbitrarily fighting the HDP with all state resources.
Yesterday, police carried out simultaneous raids on the homes of 11 journalists in Ankara, Diyarbakir, Mardin, Urfa, Van and Istanbul.
The Turkish government denies the use of chemical weapons in Kurdistan despite clear evidence. If it is so sure, it must allow an independent investigation, says HDP Foreign Affairs Co-Spokesperson Hişyar Özsoy
HDP: “We invite the relevant international institutions and the public, especially the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the United Nations, to work more effectively,”
Information note by HDP Foreign Affairs Spokespersons Feleknas Uca & Hişyar Özsoy: “HDP deputies also face brutal physical attacks by the security forces during their political activities.”