HDP PRESS RELEASE: We condemn the arrest of the CHP MP Enis Berberoğlu

We condemn the arrest of the CHP MP Enis Berberoğlu The coup targeting democracy, a process that began on 20 May 2016 with the lifting of parliamentary immunity in Parliament, continued with tens of municipal co-Chairs being arrested, the appointment of government trustees to elected municipal offices and, on November 4, the taking hostage of our Co-Chairs and our members of parliament. The arrest, today, o ...

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Het verboden gedicht van Demirtaş

Gedicht van Demirtaş verbannen De repressie van Erdoğan’s AKP-regering tegen de pro-Koerdische Democratische Partij der Volkeren (HDP) heeft een nieuw toppunt van krankzinnigheid bereikt. Op 2 mei viel de politie binnen in de HDP-kantoren in Dargeçit (Mardin) waarbij ze een poster in beslag namen met een foto erop van HDP-covoorzitter Selahattin Demirtaş en een gedicht dat hij geschreven heeft in de gevange ...

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Turkey’s Kurdish HDP co-chair Yuksekdag gets another jail sentence

Published by Ekurd Daily on 9/6/2017 ADANA,— A court in southern Turkey on Thursday sentenced a former lawmaker and co-chair of the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) to one year in prison for insulting the government, Anadolu agency reported. Figen Yuksekdag, already jailed for “terrorism-related” charges and links to Kurdistan Workers Party PKK, was not present at the hearing at Adana’s 11th Criminal ...

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Call to Observe the Main Case of Ms. Figen Yüksekdağ (HDP-statement)

Call to Observe the Main Case of Ms. Figen Yüksekdağ whose HDP membership and deputy status have been rescinded through political intervention in outright violation of all laws, norms and procedures HDP Co-Chair Ms. Figen Yüksekdağ was arrested on 4 November 2016 along with Co-Chair Mr. Demirtaş and 7 HDP deputies. After 8 months, the first hearing of the case on grounds of which she was arrested will be he ...

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Court issues arrest warrant for opposition HDP spokesperson Baydemir

Published by Komnews on May 30, 2017 A Diyarbakir court issued an arrest warrant for the opposition People’s Democratic Party (HDP) Parliamentary Group Spokesperson and Urfa Deputy Osman Baydemir, reports the daily Evrensel. The court issued the arrest warrant because Baydemir did not attend the hearing of an open trial against him, states the report. Speaking in HDP’s parliamentary group meeting on Tuesday ...

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Demirtaş’s Poem Has Been banned! (HDP-statement)

Published by HDP on May 4, 2017 Contagious Courage They’ll say ‘silence!’ And, they’ll say ‘no colors!’ You would have been rising up in joy, But they’ll say ‘no roses should blossom’ Then, let’s laugh so that your revolt does not get orphaned. And, if that’s a crime; then, let it be… May the smile of people remain fadeless. They’ll say ‘the sun should not rise!’ And, they’ll pull a gun on hope. But you wil ...

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Statement by Demirtaş’s Lawyers (HDP)

Published by HDP on the 10th of May, 2017 Today our co-Chair Mr. Selahattin Demirtaş’s lawyers held a press conference regarding his judicial process. To the Esteemed Members of the Press, and our Esteemed Guests; As you know, our client, the Co-Chair of the Peoples’ Democratic Party, Mr Selahattin Demirtaş, was detained on 04.11.2016, at around 1 am at night at his home in Diyarbakır, and on the same day, ...

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Update on jailed HDP and DBP politicians

The pressures on the democratic opposition in general, and on the HDP in particular, have not ceased after the referendum on 16 April in Turkey. Two days after the referendum, on 18 April 2017, the countrywide state of emergency rule was extended for another three months for a third time. The next day, on 19 April 2017, Ms Burcu Celik, HDP deputy for Muş, was arrested with the charges of “inciting people to ...

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Ms Burcu Çelik, HDP Deputy for Mus, is jailed (HDP statement)

Dear friends, President Erdoğan and the AKP government have launched a new wave of repression against our party immediately after the controversial referendum on 16 April 2017, which, according to the OSCE/ODIHR’s observation mission, did not meet the standards of the CoE. Two days after the referendum, on 18 April 2017, the countrywide state of emergency rule was extended for a third time, which will be in ...

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Global Empire – Turkey After The Referendum (video)

Published by Telesur on 18th of April 2017 Tariq Ali introduces a short film shot for The World Today. It was filmed a few weeks ago before Turkey’s Referendum which was passed only yesterday. The main opposition party and international election observers have declared a number of electoral irregularities. This film shows just how oppressed the opposition party and it’s supporters were before yesterday’s re ...

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