Jailed Kurdish leader Demirtas says fair trial impossible in Erdogan’s Turkey

Published by Ekurd Daily on July 19, 2017 ANKARA,— Turkey’s jailed pro-Kurdish opposition leader said no judge could stand up to Tayyip Erdogan, expressing doubts he could ever have a fair trial after the president publicly labelled him a terrorist. In a rare interview from prison, Selahattin Demirtas also told Reuters he believed he accepted some blame for failing to halt the collapse of peace talks betwee ...

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Turkey’s Kurdish lawmaker Leyla Zana acquitted in ‘terror’ propaganda case

Published by Ekurd Daily on 11/7/17 DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— A court in Turkish Kurdistan on Tuesday has acquitted a prominent a prominent Kurdish rights activist and lawmaker from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) of three charges, state-run Anadolu News Agency reported. The chief public prosecutor in the southeastern Kurdish province of Diyarbakir had been seeking a 20-year prison sent ...

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Appel de Selahattin Demirtas Ă  Tayyip Erdogan

Le co-prĂ©sident du Parti DĂ©mocratique des Peuples (HDP) Selahattin DemirtaƟ a lancĂ© un appel ouvert Ă  Tayyip Erdoğan depuis la prison d’Edirne aprĂšs que ce dernier ait accusĂ©  Demirtas de « terroriste » lors du sommet G-20 Ă  Hambourg. Dans sa lettre intitulĂ©e «Appel ouvert au prĂ©sident de l’AKP», il s’y exprime comme suit: « Tout d’abord, je vous retourne votre insulte, qui vise la volontĂ© de millions de pe ...

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Demirtas’s open call to the chair of the AKP

First of all, I will return your insult that targeted the will of millions in my name. However, from another point of view, I would like to “thank you” because of your confession. You have saved us from the burden of trying to prove that the ongoing procedure against us, in the guise of a trial, has nothing to do with the judiciary, and that the verdict is given personally by you. I am making an open call:  ...

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Turkse oppositieleider op sportschoenen bevecht Erdogan met bordje – Lucas Waagmeester

Gepubliceerd door NOS op 18 juni 2017 De leider van de Turkse oppositie is begonnen aan een bijzondere publiciteitsstunt. Hij loopt van Ankara naar Istanbul. Met een bord in de hand waarop het woord 'Adalet' geschreven staat, Turks voor gerechtigheid. In 23 dagen tijd wil Kemal Kilicdaroglu, leider van de Republikeinse Volkspartij CHP, de 450 kilometer tussen de twee grootste steden van Turkije afleggen. Na ...

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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 DemirtaƟ

Gedicht van DemirtaƟ 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 DemirtaƟ 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 YĂŒksekdağ (HDP-statement)

Call to Observe the Main Case of Ms. Figen YĂŒksekdağ 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 YĂŒksekdağ was arrested on 4 November 2016 along with Co-Chair Mr. DemirtaƟ 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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