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Mayor files complaints against HDP members, journalists over reports about firing of worker

A mayor in northwestern Turkey has filed a complaint against two lawmakers, an official from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and three journalists...

Deceased Kurdish politician sentenced to 9 years on terrorism charges

A Turkish court has handed down a prison sentence of eight years, nine months to a Kurdish politician who died of cancer four years...

Kurdish politicians face hefty fine due to social distancing violations during protest

A fine amounting to TL 140,000 ($18,000) has been imposed on 45 Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) politicians and supporters for violating social distancing...

Elderly mother of Kurdish politician injured during police raid on home

The 90-year-old mother of a Kurdish mayor who was removed from office on terrorism charges has sustained injuries in a police raid on their home in...

Jailed Kurdish politician has no life-threatening condition, hospital says

Selahattin Demirtaş, the imprisoned former co-leader of Turkey's Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), who was taken to a hospital for an examination on Monday, nearly a...

Demirtaş slams Turkish opposition over support for Syria incursion

Selahattin Demirtaş, the former co-chair of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), has criticized Turkey’s opposition for supporting the government’s cross-border offensive into northeastern Syria, the Artı Gerçek...

Jailed Kurdish politician Demirtaş to receive int’l award for political courage

The Progressive Alliance, a German-based political entity that includes more than 130 parties and organizations, will bestow its “Award for Special Political Courage" for the year...

Prior conviction prevents Demirtaş’s release from prison after court ruling

The Ankara 19th High Criminal Court on Monday ruled to release jailed Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtaş pending trial, but he was not allowed to leave prison...

Kurdish politician faces investigation for wearing jersey with word ‘Kurdistan’

Turkish prosecutors have launched an investigation into a local politician from the ranks of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) on allegations of terrorism for wearing a...

Demirtaş: Lack of computer facilities in prison makes defending himself impossible

Jailed Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtaş has said it is technically impossible for him to provide a proper defense since digital documents containing the charges...

Demirtaş’s lawyers go to top court after appeals court upholds prison sentence

Lawyers for jailed Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtaş applied to Turkey’s Constitutional Court after an appeals court upheld a prison sentence of four years, eight...

Court hands down lengthy sentences to defendants in main KCK trial

A high criminal court in the eastern Turkish province of Van on Monday handed down lengthy jail sentences ranging between six and eight years...

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