Selahattin Demirtaş

HDP applies to election board for Demirtaş's participation in rallies

The Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) on June 14 applied to the Supreme Board of Elections (YSK) and the Justice Ministry for permission to allow the presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtaş hold election rallies in Istanbul, the western province of İzmir, and the southeastern provinces of Gaziatep and Mardin. 

Jailed HDP candidate Demirtaş makes campaign speech through wife's phone

Selahattin Demirtaş, the jailed presidential candidate from the Kurdish issue-focused Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), reached out to voters through his wife's phone on June 6, holding a campaign "rally" from his prison cell in the northeastern province of Edirne. 

MHP leader defends his visit to notorious mafia leader

Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli defended his visit to hospitalized mafia leader Alaattin Çakıcı, stating that the convicted mafia figure "has fought for the nation and people" and is "not as criminal as [Peoples' Democratic Party HDP presidential candidate] Selahattin Demirtaş."