Selahattin Demirtaş

Release Political Prisoners, Council of Europe Urges Turkey

Supporters of imprisoned People's Democratic Party (HDP) presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtas at an election campaign office in Istanbul, June 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE/SEDAT SUNA

The Committee of Ministers decided on Thursday that "a document setting out the possible options" for sanctions should be prepared for discussion at the committee's meeting in September.

Nation showed its will with May 14 poll results at parliament: Erdoğan

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said the nation has displayed its will with the votes reflected at the parliament in the May 14 elections, which is in favor of the People's Alliance.

"On May 14, our nation actually declared its will by giving the majority of the parliament seats with 323 deputies to the People's Alliance," Erdoğan tweeted on May 22.

Why the Kurds will be decisive in Turkey’s elections

Ayla Jean Yackley, a journalist covering Turkey with stories in The Financial Times, Politico, and other major outlets, joins Thanos Davelis to discuss her interview with Selahattin Demirtaş - who led the Peoples' Democratic party (HDP), Turkey's third-largest political group, before he was jailed in 2016 - for the Financial Times, that explores the decisive role Turkey's Kurds will play in the

Pro-Kurdish Turkish Party Won’t Defend Itself in Court Closure Case

Members of Pro-Kurdish party Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) shout slogans against government in Istanbul, Turkey, 25 September 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/SEDAT SUNA

"Our party will not give a verbal self-defence on April 11 against the attitude of the Constitutional Court, which means interference in free and fair elections," the HDP said in a statement.

Jailed Kurdish leader says Erdogan seeking pre-election ‘chaos’ but will fail

A jailed Kurdish leader said an attempt to ban his leftist party was part of Tayyip Erdogan's plans to foment "chaos" in Turkey's opposition ahead of elections this year, but said it would not save the president from defeat after two decades in power.