HDP Foreign Affairs Co-Spokesperson Hişyar Özsoy gave an interview to Green Left: There are all kinds of things that could happen. Erdoğan may seek to create more chaos and instability and generate “security concerns”.
Artı Gerçek’s interview with former HDP co-chair Figen Yüksekdağ:
Responding to our questions from prison, Figen Yuksekdag said that it was a mistake to choose nationalism to challenge the government.
The Labour and Freedom Alliance shared a joint declaration featuring the principles of their political framework, the road map covering the period pre- and after Turkey’s upcoming elections, and the principles of their struggle for justice, equality and democracy.
The declaration of the “Labour and Freedom Alliance” will contain messages on many issues, especially the economy, poverty, the Kurdish problem and the restriction of fundamental rights and freedoms.
The Human Rights Association (IHD) reported that 13 prisoners died by suicide, 5 prisoners died suspiciously, and the cause of death of a further prisoner was not disclosed in 2021. It has been also reported that 6 prisoners committed suicide in 2022, and 12 prisoners died suspiciously.
The Turkish government, which employs aggressive policies to redesign the country in its own image and in line with its political interests, has been destroying and plundering the eco-system especially in the Kurdish countryside for years.
A judgeship has banned a poetry book written by Figen Yüksekdağ, a former co-chair of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) who has been in prison since 2016.
“If Turkey is interested in a solution and peace in Syria, all it must do is withdraw from Syrian territory and abandon its support for the factions associated with it,” said Ebru Günay, spokesperson for the HDP
We hereby call upon all institutions, organizations, parties, politicians and individuals for a healthy and safe environment to take immediate action by mobilizing their capacities, networks and resources towards stopping Nae São Paulo, thus preventing another disaster from happening.
Under the title “Cooperating with Erdogan means selling humanity” the Swedish newspaper Dagens ETC an article written by Devriş Çimen, the European representative of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP).
Mukaddes Kubilay, the former co-mayr of Ağrı, has been found not to be in good conduct and her release has been delayed.
HDP Ağrı Deputy Dirayet Dilan Taşdemir said that every prison has become an autonomous structure and added that “the law has been completely abolished and torture has become systematic.”
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.