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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Appel de Selahattin Demirtas à Tayyip Erdogan

Le co-président du Parti Démocratique des Peuples (HDP) Selahattin Demirtaş a lancé un appel ouvert à Tayyip Erdoğan depuis la prison d’Edirne après que ce dernier ait accusé  Demirtas de « terroriste » lors du sommet G-20 à Hambourg. Dans sa lettre intitulée «Appel ouvert au président de l’AKP», il s’y exprime comme suit: « Tout d’abord, je vous retourne votre insulte, qui vise la volonté 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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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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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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Opposition HDP co-leader Demirtas and other prisoners end 35 day hunger strike

This article was posted on 1 April 2017 on KomNews. Opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-leader Selahattin Demirtas and other Kurdish prisoners ended a 35-day hunger strike in Edirne Prison after authorities promised to resolve issues relating to prison conditions and rights violations. Demirtas and another HDP lawmaker Abdullah Zeydan’s hunger strike lasted less than 24 hours. The pair had joined ...

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Aleppo Mince. Sixty-eight dead lives.

This text was published on Guernica on 25 February 2017. By Selahattin Demirtaş, translated from Turkish by Nicholas Glastonbury This week in the PEN/Guernica Flash series, we feature a short story by Selahattin Demirtaş, translated by Nicholas Glastonbury. Demirtas is co-chair of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) and a member of Turkish Parliament. He has been imprisoned since early November 2016. In the ...

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The ongoing unlawful state practices against the HDP have gained a new character (HDP statement)

The ongoing unlawful state practices against the HDP have gained a new character with three coordinated and synchronized “legal” decisions on the same day. On 21 February 2017, HDP’s co-chair Ms Figen Yüksekdağ's parliament membership was revoked, co-chair Mr Selahattin Demirtaş received a five-month prison sentence, and Deputy Chair of HDP Parliamentary Group Mr İdris Baluken was re-arrested and sent back ...

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Turkey seeking 142 years in jail for Kurdish HDP leader Selahattin Demirtas

Published by Ekurd Daily on Januari 17, 2017 DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Turkish prosecutors Tuesday demanded up to 142 years in prison for the leader of the country’s main pro-Kurdish party, in a case that has intensified concerns over freedom of expression. Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-leader Selahattin Demirtas was detained in November on charges of links to Kurdish milit ...

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