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Demirtas pone en evidencia las ilegalidades del AKP

Anf Spanish - 2018-05-22 05:01
El candidato presidencial encarcelado Selahattin Demirtaş ha señalado que está en prisión preventiva en base a pruebas falsificadas y enfatiza que el AKP ha lanzado una campaña de difamación para perjudicarle ...

Turkey Rejects Release of HDP’s Demirtas for Presidential Campaign

BAS News - 2018-05-21 22:57
ERBIL — A Turkish court on Monday rejected an appeal by the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) to release former co-chair Selahattin Demirtas who is now running in the presidential election. The HDP had demanded the release of Demirtas last week ...

Selahattin Demirtas vows to rally voters from prison

Waar Media - 2018-05-15 11:45
WAAR-DUHOK: Selahattin Demirtas, the imprisoned former co-leader of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), has vowed to rally voters from prison despite the “unfairness” of his campaign conditions for June snap elections in Turkey. Demirtas is ...

L’orient du jour: Le vote kurde: l’inconnue des élections turques de 2018

Justice for Kurds - 2018-05-08 21:45
« Nous sommes ceux qui allons déterminer l’élection présidentielle. Nous sommes le cadenas. Nous sommes la clé », déclarait le leader kurde Selahattin Demirtas lors de sa dernière audience. Détenu en prison depuis 18 mois pour « complicité avec une organi ...

Der Gefangene, der Erdogan herausfordert

Tagesspiegel - 2018-05-04 13:28
Selahattin Demirtas, Spitzenkandidat der Kurdenpartei HDP, könnte dem türkischen Präsidenten gefährlich werden – wenn sich die Opposition einig ist. Ein Kommentar. ...

Turkey’s jailed Kurdish leader Demirtas to challenge Erdogan in polls

E-Kurd - 2018-05-03 04:32
ANKARA,— Turkey’s main Kurdish party on Wednesday said its charismatic former leader Selahattin Demirtas would challenge President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in polls next month even though he is currently jailed. The announcement added new intrigue to the cam ...

Türkei-Wahl: Der "kurdische Obama" tritt an - aus dem Knast

Der Spiegel Online - 2018-05-02 21:12
Seit eineinhalb Jahren sitzt der kurdische Politiker Selahattin Demirtas in der Türkei in U-Haft. Trotzdem tritt er bei den Neuwahlen gegen Präsident Erdogan an. Die Regierung macht das nervös. ...

HDP Officially Announces Demirtas’s Candidacy for Turkish Presidency

BAS News - 2018-05-02 19:04
ERBIL — The Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) announced officially on Wednesday that its former leader Selahattin Demirtas would be the party’s candidate for the upcoming presidential election in Turkey. The party said that the election campaigns to suppor ...

Turkish Prosecutor Seeks 5-Year Imprisonment for HDP’s Demirtas

BAS News - 2018-04-30 22:04
ERBIL — A public prosecutor in Istanbul sought on Monday a five year term of imprisonment for Selahattin Demirtas, the former co-chair of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP). According to a judicial authority cited by the state-run Anadolu Agency, HDP’s ...

HDP's Demirtas to Appear Before Turkish Court

BAS News - 2018-04-30 10:23
ERBIL - Former co-chair of the pro-Kurdish HDP party in Turkey, Selahattin Demirtas, will again appear before a Turkish court on Monday on multiple charges, including alleged support for the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). The Kurdish leader attended a c ...

HDP will inhaftierten Demirtas gegen Erdogan aufstellen

Deutsche Welle - 2018-04-28 02:51
Die linke prokurdische HDP wird ihren prominenten Ex-Parteichef Selahattin Demirtas als Kandidaten für die Präsidentschaftswahlen nominieren. Der Parteisprecher Ayhan Bilge erklärt im DW-Interview die Strategie. ...

HDP Nominates Former Leader Demirtas for Turkish Presidency

BAS News - 2018-04-22 22:06
ERBIL — The pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP) has reportedly nominated former co-chair Selahattin Demirtas for the upcoming presidential election. According to Ziya Pir, a HDP lawmaker from Diyarbakir who spoke to Turkish media on Sunday, Demir ...

Turkey denies release request from ex-Kurdish HDP party leader: official

E-Kurd - 2018-02-17 21:29
ANKARA,— A Turkish court on Friday denied a request from the former head of the Kurdish opposition to be released from jail while his “terrorism” trial continues, an official for Selahattin Demirtas’s Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) said. Demirtas, one o ...

Pro-kurdische HDP in der Türkei wählt neue Chefs

Stern - 2018-02-11 20:23
Istanbul - Die pro-kurdische Oppositionspartei HDP in der Türkei hat zwei neue Vorsitzende gewählt und damit den inhaftierten Politiker Selahattin Demirtas an der Spitze abgelöst. 823 Delegierte stimmten nach Angaben der Partei auf dem HDP-Kongress in Ank ...

Ankara's rejection of Kurdistan referendum unites Iraq and Turkey Kurds

Kurdistan24 - 2018-02-09 00:16
The now imprisoned co-leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtas gives an engraving of the city of Diyarbakir to Kurdistan Region's President Masoud Barzani during a visit by his party to Erbil, Kurdistan, Sept 21, ...

Homage to Demirtas: As he steps down, more leaders will rise

Kurdish Institute of Brussels - 2018-01-13 07:49
This article was published on The Region on 5 January 2018. Selahattin Demirtas, who is the co-leader of the ‘Peoples’ Democratic Party’ (HDP) in Turkey, will be stepping down from his position. This comes after a recent HDP party meeting where a letter f ...

Turkey’s Jailed Kurdish leader Demirtas appears in court for first time

E-Kurd - 2018-01-12 23:13
ISTANBUL,— The jailed co-leader of Turkey’s main pro-Kurdish party on Friday appeared in court for the first time since his arrest in late 2016, insisting that his detention was unlawful. Selahattin Demirtas was given a hero’s welcome by supporters as he ...

Türkei: In Erdogans Geiselhaft [Online-Abo]

Junge-Welt - 2018-01-12 20:17
In der Türkei geht der Schauprozess gegen Selahattin Demirtas weiter. Seit einem Jahr sitzt der prominente kurdische Politiker ohne rechtliche Grundlage in Haft. Berlin schweigt und hofiert die Erdogan-Diktatur. ...

Turkey’s jailed Demirtas says to step down as Kurdish HDP party leader

E-Kurd - 2018-01-05 13:47
ANKARA,— The detained co-leader of Turkey’s third largest political party said on Thursday he would step down from his post at the party’s congress next month. Selahattin Demirtas, the charismatic co-chairman of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party ...

Sjöstedt: Doza HDP siyasî ye

Radyoya Swêdê - 2017-12-07 20:04
Îro mahkemeya hevserokê HDPê Selahattin Demirtas hebû. Ji welatên cuda gelek siyasetvan çûbûn da ku dozê bişopînin. Di nav siyasetvanan de ji Swêdê serokê Partiya Çep (Vänsterpartiet) Jonas Sjöstedt û sê parlamenter jî hebûn. ...

Erdogans charismatischer Gegenspieler

SRF - 2017-12-07 19:44
Selahattin Demirtas gilt als Hoffnungsträger – nicht nur bei den Kurden in der Türkei. Seit einem Jahr sitzt er in Haft. ...

HDP-Chef vor Gericht: Erdogans charismatischer Gegenspieler

Tagesschau - 2017-12-07 06:16
Er galt als Hoffnungsträger und wird auch der "türkische Obama" genannt: Selahattin Demirtas, Chef der prokurdischen HDP, wurde vor zwei Jahren gefeiert, als seine Partei bei den Parlamentswahlen in der Türkei die Zehn-Prozent-Hürde nahm. Nun steht er vor ...

Appel de Selahattin Demirtas à Tayyip Erdogan

Institut Kurde de Bruxelles - 2017-11-16 15:10
Le co-président du Parti Démocratique des Peuples (HDP) Selahattin Demirtaş a lancé un appel ouvert à Tayyip Erdoğan depuis la prison d’Edirne après que ce dernier ait accusé Demirtas de « terroriste » lors du sommet G-20 à Hambourg. Dans sa lettre intitu ...

HDP jailed leaders nominated for Sakharov Prize

KurdPress - 2017-09-16 20:52
The European Parliament (EP) on Friday announced that Turkey pro-Kurdish leaders Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag were among the nominees for its prestigious Sakharov Prize, awarded each year in the name of freedom of thought, Kurdistan 24 reported ...

HDP members kept in jail for early elections: Demirtas

KurdPress - 2017-08-14 09:26
Turkey Pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) jailed Co-chairperson Selahattin Demirtas has said HDP deputies are being kept in prison as part of a government strategy for snap elections, tr24 reported on Sunday. ...

HDP nationwide protests to continue until November

KurdPress - 2017-07-26 10:27
Turkey pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputies launched a series of protests on Tuesday that will continue until November 4, the anniversary of the detention of HDP Co-chair Selahattin Demirtas along with eight other party deputies, Turkish M ...

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. ...

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 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. ...

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 ...
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