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Fair trial impossible in Erdogan's Turkey: Demirtas

KurdPress - 2017-07-20 16:39
Turkey's jailed pro-Kurdish opposition leader said no judge could stand up to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, expressing doubts he could ever have a fair trial after the president publicly labeled him a terrorist. ...

Demirtas wants to address parliament through video conference

KurdPress - 2017-07-19 10:35
The imprisoned co-leader of Turkey pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas, issued a petition to the Parliamentary Speaker’s Office to address his party group from prison via audio-visual information technology (SEGBIS) as a respo ...

Erdogan calls Demirtas a terrorist

KurdPress - 2017-07-16 21:44
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Co-chairperson Selahattin Demirtas during a press conference on Saturday, the Diken news website reported. ...

Erdogan calls Demirtas is a terrorist

KurdPress - 2017-07-09 10:47
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Co-chairperson Selahattin Demirtas during a press conference on Saturday, the Diken news website reported. ...

Demirtas refuses to attend court in handcuffs

KurdPress - 2017-07-08 08:00
The jailed co-chairman of Turkey's pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) refused to attend a court hearing in the capital Ankara on Friday because police told him he would have to be handcuffed, his party said. ...

Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party leader refuses to attend court in handcuffs

Kom News - 2017-07-07 19:51
The jailed co-chairman of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) refused to attend a court hearing in the capital Ankara on Friday because police told him he would have to be handcuffed, his party said. Selahattin Demirtas, held at a prison ...

HDP's Leader Demirtaş to Attend Court Hearing in Ankara

BAS News - 2017-07-06 21:11
ERBIL — The co-chair of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas, will attend his court hearing on Friday, for the first time since his arrest in November, 2016. Demirtas, who was arrested by the Turkish authorities on charges ...

Turkish opposition excludes Demirtas from 'justice march'

Kurdistan24 - 2017-06-26 09:01
Leader of Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party's (CHP) Kemal Kilicdaroglu (left) sits with the now imprisoned Co-chair of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas in an Ankara meeting, Oct 15, 2015. (Photo: DHA) ...

Turkey’s Kurdish HDP party leader Demirtas to stand trial in September

E-Kurd - 2017-06-01 18:17
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Being arrested on November 4, 2016 as part of an investigation carried out by Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office, HDP Co-Chair Demirtas’s first hearing will be held on September 6. The Co-Chair of the K ...

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.

Roji Kurd - 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. ...
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