Category Archives: Letter

HDP Co-Chairs Letter to CPT about Mr Ocalan’s condition

The letter by our co chairs to Mr. Mykola Gnatovsky, the president of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT) about the condition of Mr Ocalan.



The President of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture

Dear Mr. Mykola Gnatovsky,

As you would know, Turkey experienced a military coup attempt on July 15, 2016. We hereby would like to reiterate that from the outset the HDP has taken a firm stance against this attempted coup, which is unacceptable by any democratic standards. Continue reading


Letter of Condolence by the HDP’s Women MPs on the Assassination of Jo Cox

wpid-img_20151010_143124.jpgDear Mr. Corbyn,

We have learned with deep sorrow the assassination of Labor Party member, remarkable woman politician Ms Jon Cox. We condemn the masculine hatred and truculency that took Ms Jon Cox known for her social work, work with refugees and efforts to promote women’s participation in politics from among us. Continue reading

Call for International Solidarity by Peace Block: The lifting of parliamentary immunities in Turkey


After the voting through of a temporary amendment to the Turkish constitution, the prosecution of Members of Parliament can now be fast tracked. Previously any prosecution of a member of parliament required a lengthy process culminating in a vote in parliament itself. After the change, any indictments currently lodged with parliament will be processed immediately and MPs right to appeal to the constitutional court has also been removed.
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Letter by HDP’s Co-Chairs to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon


Please find the letter of our Co-Chairs Ms. Figen Yüksekdağ and Mr Selahattin Demirtaş to the UN Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki Moon below on the occasion of the First World Humanitarian Summit on  Friday, the very day their parliamentary immunity was lifted. 

His Excellency Mr. Ban Ki-moon
Secretary General, United Nations
United Nations Headquarters
New York City, NY, USA Continue reading

Letter: Lifting Parliamentary Immunities in Turkey


Please find the letter of our co-chairs Figen Yüksekdağ and Selahattin Demirtaş below regarding the lifting parliamentary immunities in Turkey to various institutions representatives including President of the European Parliament Mr. Martin Schulz, President of PACE Mr. Pedro Agramunt, Parliamentary Group Cahirs of EP and PACE, President of Senate of France Mr. M. Gérard Larcher, President of National Assembly of France Mr. Claude Bartolone, President of Senate of Italy Mr. Pietro Grasso, President of Senate of Belgium Ms. Christine Defraigne, President of the Representatives Assembly of Netherland Ms. Khadija Arib, President of Senate of Spain Mr. Pío García-Escudero Márquez, President of Swedish Parliament Mr. Urban Ahlin, President of National Council of Austria Ms. Doris Bures, President of National Council of Switzerland Ms. Christa Markwalder, President of Parliament of Norway Mr. Olemic Thommessen and President of Parliament of Finland Ms. Maria Lohela.

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