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Turkey: the wondrous tale of democratic resilience

All the country’s democratic and civic institutions — from an impartial judiciary to its newspapers and universities — have been battered by the ruling party

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“Release Selahattin Demirtaş, Turkey!” European Court of Human Rights

In November 2016, Selahattin Demirtaş, along with 12 other HDP (Halkların Demokratik Partisi) members of the Turkish parliament were arrested on ‘terror’-related charges for which he currently faces up to 142 years imprisonment if convicted

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Turkish Presidential Candidate Demirtaş “We will continue to fight”

Selahattin Demirtaş, the party’s unsuccessful presidential candidate, released the following statement through his lawyers from his prison cell

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Turkish Presidential Candidate Demirtaş: “I am running for president in Turkey, from my prison cell”

“The only hope for a liberal, democratic future lies in our coming together to defeat the authoritarian regime.” Selahattin Demirtaş

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A fridge, a kettle and a farm. Metaphors abound in Turkey’s troubling presidential election

On Sunday June 24 Turkish voters will go to the polls to elect a new president, with five other candidates challenging incumbent and race favourite Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for a five-year term.

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Turkish Presidential Candidate Demirtaş Speaks – From Prison

17th June: Selahattin Demirtaş, jailed presidential candidate for the Kurdish-backed Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), made his presidential campaign speech on the state broadcaster TRT

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TURKEY: AKP WAR AGAINST PARLIAMENTARY OPPOSITION

We learn that HDP Deputies Ahmet Yıldırım and İbrahim Ayhan have also lost their parliamentary status after being convicted in criminal court

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TURKEY: KURDISH DEPUTIES JAILED

HDP Deputy İdris Baluken was sentenced by the Diyarbakir 8th High Criminal Court to 16 years and eight months in jail

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CIZRE: TWO YEARS ON STILL WAITING

Post Views: 42 “For 79 days, the people of Cizre witnessed an exceptional massacre in history. For the sake of a humane and free life, they lost their daughters and sons during the resistance. Yet they have not surrendered, and

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