Dear Mustafa Akıncı,
President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
We would like to express our great pleasure with your victory in the presidential election of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. We would like you to know that we will support you in our greatest capacity to make your message of peace and freedom echo in Turkey as well. We hope that the process of democratic solution and peace, which began in the aftermath of the Annan Plan, would accelerate in your presidential term, and we salute you and the peoples of Cyprus with love and respect.
Figen Yüksekdağ and Selahattin Demirtaş
Peoples’ Democratic Party
The Peoples’ Democratic Party, which has become the democratic opposition dynamism of Turkey day after day and faced interest from the peoples in the country, has finalized its list of deputy candidates. The list of the HDP includes candidates from various fractions and reflects an “other Turkey” picture.
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We strongly condemn Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shababs attack against Garissa University in Kenya. As a result of this terrible attack, we meet with great sorrow that 147 people who are mostly Christians lost their lives.
This brutal attack experienced in Kenya has once again revealed the fact that struggles for a democratic and libertarian life to be realized all around the world should be strengthened. We believe that the most effective way to avoid attacks of fundamentalist looters such as ISIS in the Middle East, Al Shabab and Boko Haram in Africa is democratic popular struggles aiming at coexistence of all peoples and beliefs on the basis of equality and freedom.
The Executive Board of DIE LINKE politically supports HDP’s campaign and makes the following statement:
DIE LINKE expresses its solidarity with HDP (People’s Democratic Party) and wishes them much strength and success in their campaign.
DIE LINKE appreciates that the HDP is also campaigning in Germany and is politically supporting them there as well.
To the Media and the Public,
We are deeply aggrieved by the action that took place in the Istanbul Courthouse and express our condolences to the families of Public Prosecutor M. Selim Kiraz, and Şafak Yayla and Bahtiyar Doğruyol, who were killed during the operation.