14 August 2022
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    Demirtas calls on intelligentsia to unite to help build full democracy in TurkeyThursday 12 May 2022

    Demirtas calls on intelligentsia to unite to help build full democracy in Turkey

    Jailed Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtas, a former co-chair of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), has called on Turkey’s writers, artists, academics and journalists to unite and help establish full democracy in the country by taking “an active stance” for it in the period towards June 2023 elections, local media reported on Thursday, May 12.

    EU Rights court fines Turkey over lifting parliamentary immunity of HDP deputyTuesday 4 May 2021

    EU Rights court fines Turkey over lifting parliamentary immunity of HDP deputy

    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has fined Turkey for violating the freedom of expression of Filiz Kerestecioglu, a pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker, by lifting her parliamentary immunity based on a constitutional amendment in 2016, Turkish media reported on Tuesday.