Selahattin Demirtaş

HDP elects its new co-leaders

The opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) elected Pervin Buldan and Sezai Temelli on Feb. 11 as its new co-leaders in the party’s third ordinary convention held in the absence of former HDP co-leader Selahattin Demirtaş and six other lawmakers, who are under arrest.

Pervin Buldan expected to replace jailed HDP co-chair Demirtaş in upcoming party congress

Pervin Buldan, the deputy parliament speaker and Iğdır lawmaker from the Kurdish-issue focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), has emerged as a likely candidate to replace jailed HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş in the party’s upcoming congress scheduled for Feb. 11.

Demirtaş discourages petitions demanding his HDP chairmanship

Selahattin Demirtaş, the imprisoned co-leader of the Kurdish issue-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), announced on his Twitter account through his lawyers that he did not find various petitions demanding for him to stand as a nominee once again for the party leadership as “right.”

HDP co-chair Demirtaş appears in court in major trial

The jailed Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş appeared before the court on Jan. 12 for the first time, 14 months after his detention. He demanded the case be referred to the Constitutional Court. Demirtaş argued that the cases were a violation of the legislative immunity granted to him through his lawmaker status.