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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...

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...

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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...

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...