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PES: Erdogan is once again trying to hijack democracy

Statement by PES regarding the removal of our 3 co-mayors: The removal of three democratically elected majors is the...

Meeting with PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier and the Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland

A delegation consisting of honorary president Ertuğrul Kürkçü, vice co-chair Hişyar Özsoy, Foreign Affairs Commission spokeswoman Feleknas Uca, Mardin MP Pero Dündar...

The worsening situation of opposition politicians in Turkey: what can be done to protect their fundamental rights in a Council of Europe member State?

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Thursday adopted a resolution on the worsening situation of opposition politicians in Turkey. Summary of...

HDP’s delegation is in Portugal to attend PES congress

Our delegation consisting of our vice co-chair and Diyarbakır MP Hişyar Özsoy, Van MP Bedia Özgökçe and our Brussels representative Eyyüp Doru...

Joint Statement on behalf of the International Observers Delegation in Ankara

6th - 7th December 2017   We the undersigned make this declaration to serve as a joint statement on behalf of all members of the international...

Brief of Yüksekdağ’s speech at the third hearing

A brief of Yüksekdağ’s speech at the third hearing of the main case that took place today in Ankara: The judiciary in Turkey has never...

PES Council calls for immediate release of political prisoners in Turkey

The Party of European Socialists has issued a strong declaration calling for the release of political prisoners in Turkey, and naming 10 MPs currently...

Meeting of the Council of the Socialist International Barcelona, 25 – 26 November 2017

RESOLUTION ON THE KURDISH PEOPLE In Iran,human rights violations have become routine and normalised. The Iranian Regime does not pay attention to international conventions when it...

Being unfolded is a regime in violation of the constitution, domestic laws and international treaties!

In the wake of the coup attempt on July 15th, the regime declared a State of Emergency which has been put into practice by...

Invitation to join the Mayors for Mayors campaign

The crackdown on democratically elected Kurdish municipalities in Turkey has taken on an alarming dimension, undermining the whole notion of local democracy and contradicting...

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...

The AKP-Erdoğan government is fully responsible for the European Parliament’s critical resolution on Turkey

The EP resolution of 6 July 2017 on the 2016 Commission Report on Turkey (2016/2308) was approved by 477 against 64 votes. The resolution...

The pressures on the democratic opposition in general, and on the HDP in particular continues

The pressures on the democratic opposition in general, and on the HDP in particular, have not ceased after the referendum on 16 April in...

Hunger Strikes in Turkish Prisons: Information Note

The hunger strike protests of political prisoners in Turkish penitentiary institutions have reached a critical point. The protest was initiated in Izmir Şakran High...

Venice Commission’s 110th PLENARY – Proposed constitutional amendments “dangerous step backwards” for democracy

The 110th plenary of the Venice Commission has just adopted its Opinion on the constitutional amendments submitted to a national referendum on 16 April...

UN report details allegations of serious rights violations in country’s southeast

The UN human rights office today published a report detailing allegations of massive destruction, killings and numerous other serious human rights violations committed between...

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

The ongoing unlawful state practices against the HDP have gained a new character with three coordinated and synchronized “legal” decisions on the same day....

Revocation of Yüksekdağ’s parliamentary membership is unacceptable

The revocation of HDP Co-Chair Figen Yüksekdağ’s membership in parliament as a fait accompli is unacceptable. The revoking of her position in parliament once...

Ongoing military operations and communications blackout in Kurdish village

What's Happening in Kuruköy? We demand urgent information from reliable sources. For the last nine days, there has been no communication with the people in Kuruköy...

Council of Europe’s Press release – Urgent measures are needed to restore freedom of expression in Turkey

The space for democratic debate in Turkey has shrunk alarmingly following increased judicial harassment of large strata of society, including journalists, members of parliament,...

AKP Government Widens Purges in Universities by Decree Laws

A new state of emergency statutory decree, numbered 686, was issued on 7 February 2017, barring 4464 civil servants from public offices. Of these...

Pressures on the HDP – Update

The Erdoğan-AKP government’s unlawful pressures on HDP deputies and members continue non-stop in the referendum process. While our co-chairs and 10 deputies have been...

HDP’s delegation – Meeting with Chancellor Merkel

A delegation consisting of our Vice Co-Chair and Bingöl MP Hişyar Özsoy, Group Deputy Chair İdris Baluken and Mardin MP Mithat Sancar met with...

Regarding Four Decree Laws Issued on January 23

Since the declaration of state of emergency rule on 20 July 2016, a total of 19 decree laws have been issued. The Turkish Prime...

Demirtas – Honour’s guest of Sigmar Gabriel

Sigmar Gabriel, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Vice Chancellor and chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) has invited the co-president of the...

HDP MPs delegation – Talks with European officials during PACE sessions

A delegation comprised of HDP İzmir parliamentarian Ertuğrul Kürkçü, HDP Deputy Co-chair responsible for Foreign Relations Hişyar Özsoy, HDP İstanbul MP Filiz Kerestecioğlu and...

HDP MP Mr Garo Paylan suspended from Parliament for 3 Days

Mr Garo Paylan, an ethnically Armenian HDP MP for Istanbul, delivered a speech at the parliament during the talks on Constitutional amendments on 14...

Unlawful emergency rule regulations go on: Three more governmental decrees

On 6 January 2017, the AKP government issued three new decrees with the power of law, expelling 8,398 more public employees and 649 academicians,...

HDP’s statement on continued Attacks on our party offices

On 17 December 2016, a bomb attack killed 14, and wounded more than 50 unarmed Turkish soldiers in Kayseri. As in previous cases, the...

Decision to Bring in 8 HDP’s Deputies by Force

As is known, since April 14, 2009 thousands of Kurdish politicians were arrested in political operations under the name of KCK and many cases...

HDP’s Statement regarding ongoing police raids

Following the bomb attack this weekend in Istanbul, the Minister of Interior said 'we will avenge’ the strike, and today the long-ongoing crackdown against...

French and German delegations visit HDP’s members

The senators from French parliament Cecile Duflot and Sergio Coronado, and the representatives from Embassy of France visited our Parliamentary Group. The delegation met...

13th International conference at the EP: “Turkey, The Kurds and the war in the Middle East”

Kariane WESTRHEIM, Chair of the EUTCC, University of Bergen, (Norway), Josef WEIDENHOLZER, MEP, Vice-President of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) in...

Nordic Delegation barred from visiting Demirtaş

A delegation of political party leaders from Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark made a statement outside Edirne Prison where their request to visit (Demirtaş)...

List of jails – HDP’s Deputies

Edirne F Tipi - Edirne F Type Prison Mr. Selahattin Demirtaş - Co-chair of HDP and MP for Istanbul Mr. Abdullah Zeydan - MP for Hakkari Silivri 9 Nolu...

HDP’s Statement on unlawful crackdown on Kurdish municipalities

Twelve municipalities in Diyarbakır are ordered to follow a new regulation that requires them to conduct many municipal activities with pre-authorization by district governors. The...

PES delegation denied visit to HDP Co-chair Demirtaş in Edirne

A delegation from the Party of European Socialists (PES) intended to pay a visit to HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş at the prison of Edirne,...

HDP MPs meet EP President Schulz in Brussels

A delegation from the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) held talks in the European Parliament in Brussels and spoke of the dimension Turkish President Recep...

HDP’s Delegation meets chair of S&D at the EP

A HDP's delegation composed of Eyyup Doru, HDP's representative in Europe and HDP deputies Tuğba Hezer Öztürk and Faysal Sarıyıldız, had a meeting with...