Turkey’s Kurdish HDP co-leaders Selahattin Demirtas (L) and Figen Yuksekdag. Photo: HDP’s FB

Dear Madam / Sir,

Please find below two invitation letters regarding separate hearings of the legal cases against HDP co-chairs Mr Selahattin Demirtaş and Ms Figen Yüksekdağ as well as hearings of co-mayor of Diyarbakır, Ms. Gültan Kışanak, and co-chair of Democratic Regions Party (DBP), Ms. Sebahat Tuncel.

The first invitation is on the hearings of HDP co-chairs. The first hearing of the main legal case for which Mr Demirtaş has been under pre-trial detention will be held 399 days after his arrest: on December 7, 2017 at Ankara 19th Heavy Penal Court.

The third hearing of the case against co-chair Ms Figen Yüksekdağ will be held on December 6, 2017 at Sincan F Type Prison Campus in Ankara.

The second invitation consists of information on the hearing of Ms. Gültan Kışanak and Ms. Sebahat Tuncel. The fourth hearing of the legal case against them will be held on November 3, 2017 in Malatya.

These cases are of utmost importance for the future of parliamentary and local democracy as well as the rule of law in Turkey. We would like to invite you to observe them to make it clear that the international community is keenly following and deeply concerned with the destruction of democratic politics and the rule of law in the country.


Kind Regards,

Eyyup Doru

HDP Representative in Europe


Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP)

Representation in Europe


Tel : +32 2 503 86 19

[email protected]



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