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Pressures on the HDP and its municipalities increase with Turkey’s invasion of north Syria

Turkey’s unlawful invasion of northern Syria seeks not only to destroy the possibility of a Kurdish-led autonomous region there but also to...

IPU demands Turkey to end its military operations on Syrian territory which offer ISIS an opportunity to regain influence

Resolution submitted by the delegations of France, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland and Egypt and adopted at the 141st Assembly of the IPU...

Statement of the Catalan National Assembly in relation to the Turkish military invasion of Rojava:

On October 9, the Turkish armed forces initiated a military offensive against the Kurds in Syria, taking advantage...

EP: We urge Turkish authorities to reinstate all mayors and other elected officials who won March 2019 local elections

European Parliament has adopted a resolution on the replacement of our co-mayors of Diyarbakır, Van and Mardin with trustees. The bill of resolution...

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Academics for Rojava: “It’s about humanity, never give up!”

While the Turkish war of aggression against Rojava and North-East Syria continues, there are protests against it worldwide. Intellectuals and academics speak...

Press release by the European Green Party co-chairs Monica Frassoni and Reinhard Bütikofer:

Turkey has launched a military operation into northeast Syria in open conflict with international law. Reacting to this aggression...

HDP Central Executive Board’s call for action concerning the military threat on Rojava

Call for action: We can stop Turkey’s imminent invasion of Northern together! The most urgent need in Syria is...

Mızraklı: We were elected by democratic methods but suspended by non-democratic dictatorial methods

Our dismissed Diyarbakır co-mayor Adnan Selçuk Mızraklı participated UN's panel titled "Judiciary Independence in Turkey" through video conference.The panel, organized by the...

Malmö City Council in solidarity with HDP

Emma-Lina Johansson, a member of the Malmö City Council representing Left Party, protested the AKP government’s seizure of HDP-run metropolitan municipalities of...

European Parliament Members to Erdoğan: Accept local election results

46 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from different political parties and groups have sent an open letter to the President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan....

EH Bildu denounces the arrest of HDP elected representatives

Statement by EH Bildu regarding the removal of our co-mayors: Turkish interior minister launched on the 19th August a...

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...

HRW: Removal of 3 Kurdish Mayors from office violates voters’ rights; suspends local democracy in Turkey’s major southeast cities

Statement by Human Rights Watch: The Turkish Interior Ministry’s removal of three democratically elected mayors in the major municipalities of the...

Statement by the President of the Congress on the recent suspension of our Diyarbakır, Mardin Van mayors:

Anders Knape, President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, made the...

Maja Kocijancic: Dismissals and detentions of local politicians and appointment of trustees seriously risk damaging local democracy

Statement by Maja Kocijancic, spokesperson for EU's Foreign Affairs and Security Policy on the suspensions of our mayors and detainment of hundreds...

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...