Selahattin Demirtaş

İYİ Party leader criticizes online sexual threat against wife of former HDP co-head

İYİ (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener on June 17 criticized a tweet containing sexual assault threats against Başak Demirtaş, the wife of jailed former Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş, urging a stop to "doing politics over female bodies."

Opposition HDP launches march under tight security

Turkey's opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) on June 15 started the "March for Democracy against Coup" in the northwestern province of Edirne and the southeastern province of Hakkari.

The march, which aimed to end in the capital Ankara on June 20, has faced restrictions including bans on entry and exit to some provinces due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Main opposition CHP criticizes health minister over ‘wrong optimism’

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) spokesperson Faik Öztrak has criticized Health Minister Fahrettin Koca for what he said was "wrongly" painting an optimist outlook on the COVID-19 outbreak, eventually causing a rise in the daily confirmed cases in the country, as it began reopening much of the economy.

Jailed former HDP co-chair says his party endorsed main opposition CHP in ‘critical’ cities in 2019 local polls

Former Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş has said that his party endorsed some candidates in the "critical" cities the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) nominated for the March 31 local elections.

Erdoğan says Öcalan’s letter indicates ‘power struggle’ between outlawed PKK and Demirtaş

Jailed outlawed PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan's call for the Peoples' Democratic Party's (HDP) voters to remain "neutral" in the upcoming Istanbul re-election shows a rivalry between Selahattin Demirtaş, the party's jailed former co-chair, and Öcalan, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said.