The repressions against the HDP in Turkey are ongoing

After the removal of the mayors (15.05.2020) of Siirt, Igdir, Baykan, Kurtalan and Altinova, HDP Co-chair Mithat Sancar said: “for some time now the government’s spokespeople have been wasting the people’s time with rumours of coup.Info File PDF

By spreading these rumours they are once again trying to play the victim. In reality, they were planning a coup themselves. We just witnessed the implementation of this coup. The government removed five of our elected mayors. This now means that out of the 65 municipalities that we won on 31 March, 2019, 45 of them have been unlawfully taken by the government. The people’s will has been completely disregarded. With this policy the government is waging war against the Kurdish people.”

For this reason, we have updated the summary of the report on “The Trustee Regime in Turkey” that was released on the 20th of November 2019 to the status of the 18th Mai 2020.

The HDP Representation office in Europe provides a short summery of the report:

Municipalities that trustees were appointed to are: 45
Co-mayors who were detained are: 22
The number of more than 5,000 HDP officials and members imprisoned for their political engagement alone speaks for itself.
2019 alone, there were 4567 detentions and 797 imprisonments.
150 journalists are jailed…
In connection with this report, you can show your solidarity with the HDP as a party or organization, so that the subject remains on the agenda and leads to resolutions.

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