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Turkey bans poem written by imprisoned HDP co-leader Selahattin Demirtas

Waar Media - 2017-05-03 16:31
WAAR-DUHOK: A poem written by imprisoned pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-leader, Selahattin Demirtas, has been banned by the Mardin Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office, according to Turkish media. The poem, entitled “Contagious courage”, was ...

Turkey needs to listen to Selahattin Demirtas: CHP lawmaker

KurdPress - 2017-05-01 10:02
Turkey main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmaker Tuncay Ozkan has said Turkey needs to listen to what jailed co-chair of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas says, Hurriyet daily reported. ...

Jailed HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtas ends hunger strike

KurdPress - 2017-04-01 19:51
The co-chair of Turkey pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas, has ended his hunger strike the same day he started it on March 31, Hurriyet daily reported. ...

Demirtas ended his hunger strike late Friday

Waar Media - 2017-04-01 11:47
WAAR-DUHOK: Jailed pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) chief Selahattin Demirtas ends hunger strike. A hunger strike by the co-head of a pro-Kurdish party in Turkey was short lived after officials agreed to discuss prison conditions. The move was ...

Turkey’s jailed Kurdish HDP party leader Demirtas to start hunger strike

E-Kurd - 2017-04-01 08:42
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— A jailed co-leader of Turkey’s main pro-Kurdish party plans to begin a hunger strike Friday to protest “inhumane” conditions at the prison where he is being held, the party said Thursday. Selahattin Demirtas’s P ...

Hungerstreik des Kurden-Parteichefs zeigt Wirkung

Deutsche Welle - 2017-04-01 06:22
Am Freitagmorgen erst trat der inhaftierte Vorsitzende der prokurdischen Oppositionspartei, Selahattin Demirtas, aus Solidarität mit politischen Gefangenen in Hungerstreik. Keine 24 Stunden später konnte er ihn beenden. ...

Türkei: Kurden im Hungerstreik [Online-Abo]

Junge-Welt - 2017-03-31 23:56
Der seit dem 4. November 2016 in Untersuchungshaft sitzende Kovorsitzende der Demokratischen Partei der Völker (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas, verweigert seit Freitag die Nahrungsausnahme. ...

Inhaftierter Kurden-Parteichef Demirtas im Hungerstreik

Deutsche Welle - 2017-03-31 21:02
Sein Protest richtet sich gegen "unmenschliche und ungesetzliche" Praktiken im türkischen Gefängnis von Edirne. Auch der dort einsitzende HDP-Parlamentarier Zeydan verweigert die Aufnahme von Nahrung. ...

Demirtaş and Zeydan are to go on hunger strike on friday

Waar Media - 2017-03-30 17:21
WAAR-DUHOK: The jailed co-leader of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas plans to go on a hunger strike on Friday to protest the treatment of inmates and violations of rights in Turkish prisons. The HDP co-leader expre ...

Turquie: le leader kurde Demirtas va entamer une grève de la faim

Institut kurde - Paris - 2017-03-30 16:08
Le chef du principal parti pro-kurde de Turquie Selahattin Demirtas a annoncé jeudi qu'il entamerait une grève de la faim vendredi pour protester contre les conditions de détention "inhumaines" dans la prison où il est incarcéré depuis novembre. ...

Barzani did not appeal for release of Turkey’s HDP officials: deputy PM

E-Kurd - 2017-03-04 10:55
ANKARA,— Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday that Massoud Barzani made no appeal to release Selahattin Demirtas and other Kurdish lawmakers from the pro-Kurdish bloc, during a meeting with Ankara officials. “Barzani’s visit to An ...

Barzani asks Erdogan to free pro-Kurdish detainees / Amberin Zaman

KurdPress - 2017-02-28 00:32
The president of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region, Massoud Barzani, has renewed calls for Turkey to release Selahattin Demirtas, the co-leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), and other lawmakers from the pro-Kurdish bloc who are being held on a mind-num ...

3 Years Imprisonment Requested for HDP’s Demirtas

BAS News - 2017-02-24 00:51
LEEDS — The Turkish court started the prosecution of the co-chairman of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas on Thursday on charges of “causing and spreading hatred and hostility” during his speech before the parliamentary ...

HDP applies to ECHR over arrests of its leaders

Waar Media - 2017-02-22 12:50
WAAR-DUHOK: Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) of Turkey has filed an application at the European Court of Human Rights regarding the continued arrest of its co-leaders , Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag. The application was filed in Stra ...

HDP Files Application in ECHR Over Its Co-Leaders Detention

BAS News - 2017-02-22 00:12
ISTANBUL — Pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) of Turkey has filed an application in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) over its co-leaders, Demirtas and Yuksekdag, who were arrested along with 11 other HDP members of Parliament (MP) in No ...

Turquie: 5 mois de prison pour le leader kurde Demirtas

Institut kurde - Paris - 2017-02-21 18:23
Le coprésident du principal parti prokurde de Turquie Selahattin Demirtas a été condamné mardi à cinq mois de prison pour "dénigrement de la nation turque", a rapporté l'agence de presse progouvernementale Anadolu. ...

Will pro-Kurdish HDP boycott the upcoming referendum? / Serkan Demirtas

KurdPress - 2017-02-08 10:48
Following a two-week recess, Turkish lawmakers returned to their legislative duties on Feb. 7, as the four political parties also brought together their parliamentary groups. The leaders of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), the main oppositi ...

Demirats meets with family members in prison

KurdPress - 2017-02-04 08:21
The co-Leader of Turkey pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas met his family in Idirneh Prison where he was imprisoned about two months ago for alleged link with the Kurdistan Workers’ party (PKK). ...

Turkey; 1,478 Kurdish politicians have been arrested after the coup.

Rojikurd - 2017-02-02 00:10
HDP declares that 1,478 Kurdish politicians including 78 democratically-elected mayors have been arrested since July 2016. The latest public statement by the HDP party, published today 1st, February 2017 , Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksektas the co-he ...

Majority of Turks approve detention of Kurdish politicians

Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-20 08:06
The currently-imprisoned co-chairs of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas (L) and Figen Yuksekdag, attend a meeting to announce their party's manifesto for the June general elections, in Istanbul, April 21, 2015. (Photo: Reuters) ...

HDP lawmakers’ arrests planned by AKP: Demirtas

KurdPress - 2017-01-19 22:00
The jailed co-chair of Turkey pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has said the arrests of the party’s lawmakers were planned by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) “hour by hour around a table.” ...

Where will one-man rule lead Turkey? / Serkan Demirtas

KurdPress - 2017-01-18 12:04
Parliament will on Jan. 18 begin the second round of voting on an 18-article constitutional package, planning to accomplish the process before the end of this week and before President Recep Tayyip Erdogan leaves for a three-country tour of Africa on Jan ...

Turkish prosecutor seeks up to 142 years in prison for Demirtas

KurdPress - 2017-01-18 06:04
Indictments regarding the jailed co-leaders of Turkey pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) have been completed, with the prosecutor seeking up to 142 years in jail for Selahattin Demirtas and up to 83 years in jail for Figen Yuksekdag, the party’s ...

Repression in der Türkei: 142 Jahre Haft

Junge-Welt - 2017-01-18 05:28
Der kurdische Oppositionspolitiker Selahattin Demirtas soll nach dem Willen der türkischen Staatsanwaltschaft zu einer Haftstrafe von bis zu 142 Jahren verurteilt werden. ...

Türkei: Lange Haftstrafen für HDP-Politiker gefordert

Tagesschau - 2017-01-18 04:36
Im Verfahren gegen die Spitzen der pro-kurdischen Oppositionspartei HDP fordert die türkische Staatsanwaltschaft lange Haftstrafen. So soll der Parteivorsitzende Demirtas bis zu 142 Jahre in Haft. Ihm wird Nähe zur PKK vorgeworfen. ...

I’m not a PKK manager, member, spokesperson or sympathizer: Demirtas

KurdPress - 2017-01-06 20:54
The jailed co-chair of Turkey pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has said he is not “a manager, member, spokesperson or a sympathizer” of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in testimony in a case against him for allegedly “insulting” President R ...

Turkey's imprisoned Kurdish leader denies links with PKK

Kurdistan24 - 2017-01-06 19:12
The imprisoned co-chair of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas seen speaking to his supporters at a rally during his 2014 bid in the presidential elections. (Photo: AP) ...

The separatism behind the attacks on HDP

Frederike Geerdink - 2016-12-26 01:41
So, basically, the life of HDP co-leader Selehattin Demirtas was directly threatened. The bombs going off simultaneously in front of the HDP offices in Adana and Mersin not too long before Demirtas was to arrive in Mersin, where the HDP held an election r ...

‘Analysts’ about Kurds, show you know your subject, or shut up about it

Frederike Geerdink - 2016-12-26 01:41
Mind my words: soon ‘analysts’ will start writing that Selahattin Demirtas has chosen the violent approach to the Kurdish issue instead of following the ones who want peace. After all, he called for the people to make sure to protect themselves on the str ...

Selahattin Demirtas taken to hospital in Edirne

KurdPress - 2016-12-15 10:27
Turkey pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtas was taken to a hospital days after suffering a coronary artery spasm in an Edirne jail. ...

Demirtas suffers heart spasm in prison: MP

KurdPress - 2016-12-13 10:11
Turkey pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (HDP) Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtas suffered a heart spasm in jail on Dec. 10, HDP lawmaker Ayhan Bilgen said on Dec. 12 at the party’s Central Executive Board meeting. ...

Demirtas is being overtly tortured in prison: HDP lawmaker

KurdPress - 2016-12-09 16:40
The co-chair of Turkey pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) is being overtly subjected to torture in prison, a HDP lawmaker has said, commenting on the imprisonment of HDP co-leader Selahattin Demirtas. ...

Selahattin Demirtas and Abdullah Zeydan go on hunger strike

KurdPress - 2016-12-09 16:40
The co-Leader of Turkey pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas and a deputy of the departy, Abdullah Zeydan go on hunger strike in protest to their situation in individual cells in Idirne prison. ...

I’m being held hostage: Demirtas

KurdPress - 2016-12-09 16:40
The arrested co-chairs of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas, has sent a message from prison, saying he is “being held hostage, but it won’t last for very long.” ...

HDP leaders kept in solitary isolation, family visits Demirtas

Kurdistan24 - 2016-12-08 00:48
Imprisoned Co-chair of Turkey's Pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas' sister (left), daughter (center), and wife Basak Demirtas seen exiting the Edirne prison he is held in, Edirne, Turkey, 07/12/2016. (Photo: DHA) ...

HDP deputies visit jailed party leader and members

KurdPress - 2016-12-05 00:31
Turkey pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputies Pervin Buldan and Mithat Sancar visited arrested party deputies, including HDP co-chairs Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag, on Dec. 3 and 4. ...

Car bomb attack outside Adana governor’s office in Turkey, kills two

E-Kurd - 2016-12-01 09:59
ADANA,— Two people were killed and 16 others were injured in a car bomb attack in the parking lot of the governor’s office in southern Turkey’s Adana province early Thursday, the provincial governor said. Adana Governor Mahmut Demirtas told Anadolu Agency ...
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