Blogging Turkey’s Dark Saturday (20 March 2021)- Police raids on HDP quarters all over Turkey continues

The head of Turkey’s Constitutional Court on March 19 appointed a rapporteur on a lawsuit filed by the Supreme Court of Appeals’ chief prosecutor for the closure of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP).

Turkish police detain pro-Kurdish HDP officials, rights activist

Move comes days after a top public prosecutor demanded the dissolution of the HDP, the third-largest party in Turkey.

How did Turkey’s newspapers cover closure case against the HDP?

Here is a brief overview of how the print newspapers of Turkey, pro-government and critical alike, reported on the closure

History of party closures in Turkey

Several predecessors of both the ruling AKP and the HDP, which is facing closure now, had been shut down throughout the

Turkish prosecutor files indictment for dissolution of HDP

Turkey’s state prosecutor filed a case with the constitutional court demanding the closure of the Peoples’ Democratic Party

HDP’s Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu stripped of MP status

HDP Kocaeli MP Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu has said that he does not recognize the decision and started protesting at the

Closure case against the HDP

Chief Public Prosecutor of the Court of Cassation has applied to the Constitutional Court and filed a lawsuit for closing the
Reuters – Reuters Editorial – Mar 17, 6:24 AM

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s parliament stripped pro-Kurdish lawmaker Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu of his MP status on Wednesday after his conviction for spreading terrorist propaganda was upheld, sustaining a long-running crackdown on the assembly’s

United States Department of State – Mar 17

The United States is closely following events in Turkey, including troubling moves on March 17 to strip Member of Parliament Omer Faruk Gergerlioglu of his parliamentary seat. We are also monitoring the

Freedom House – Mar 17

In response to the removal of opposition lawmaker Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu’s parliamentary immunity and the launch of a legal case aimed at banning his Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Freedom House issued the following statement:


Referring to the Human Rights Action Plan unveiled by Turkey, the HRW has called on the authorities to immediately put a stop to the criminal investigation opened into women’s rights activists for shouting slogans at the March 8 assembly in İstanbul.

Demirtaş congratulates Turkish court over ‘blatant violation’ of ECHR ruling | Ahval

Imprisoned Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtaş on Tuesday said the judges presiding over his…

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