Political prisoner says Turkey let down by European rights court

Source:Financial Times Date:15Sep2020

One of Turkey’s most prominent political prisoners, Salahaddin Demirtas   Demirtas, 47, led the HDP, a leftwing opposition party to a historic election result in 2015 that made it the

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Turkey’s top court rules opposition leader Demirtas’s jailing unconstitutional

Source:Middle East Eye Date:20Jun2020

Turkey’s highest court has ruled that the imprisonment of former People’s Democracy Party (HDP) co-leader Selahattin Demirtas is unconstitutional and has ordered compensation to be

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Turkey court upholds conviction of prominent jailed Kurdish leader

Source:Euractiv Date:06Dec2018

The decision, which was announced on Twitter by his lawyer Mahsuni Karaman, follows a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on 20 November that called on Turkey to release Demirtaş.

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I Am Running for President in Turkey. From My Prison Cell.

Source:New York Times Date:21Jun2018

A must read for those who believe in democracy and fair play:  HDP leader Salahaddin Demirtas’ defense:   I am writing from a maximum-security prison in Edirne, a city in northwestern

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