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Erdoganís office demands opposition leaders, deputies be stripped of immunity
Turkish Minute ^ | November 29, 2018 | none stated

Posted on 11/30/2018 1:17:46 PM PST by Texas Fossil

The office of Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Wednesday demanded that the country’s parliament strip immunity from the leaders of the main and Kurdish opposition parties and 19 other lawmakers to pave the way for potential prosecution, Kurdistan 24 reported.

The move comes only a week after the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled that the pretrial detention former leader of the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtaş had gone on longer than could be justified.

It is also the latest in a far-reaching crackdown on the opposition, the Kurdish movement and civil society that has over the past two years seen the jailing of up to 150,000 people, 50,000 of them now political prisoners.

The Presidency has sent the parliament 43 files containing criminal charges against Pervin Buldan, co-chair of the HDP, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, leader of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), and other deputies from their respective parties, state media reported.

If approved by a majority of lawmakers, they will have to face charges levied by prosecutors and also appear before courts that could land them in jail, as was the case with Demirtaş and a dozen other now-former lawmakers from the previous parliament.

It was not immediately clear what the accusations against them were.

However, earlier reports this month by the pro-government media said charges against the opposition politicians ranged from membership in terrorist organizations and disseminating terrorist propaganda to insulting the president, based on their speeches.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: demands; erdogan; immunity; military; purge; stripped; turkey
Never ending purge? Now they want immunity removed from elected representative of HDP (pro Kurd) and CHP (Kemalist) to allow prosecution? CHP is the main opposition party and the party of Turkish founder Kemal.

Erdogan the Islamist Dictator of Turkey is never satisfied. He always demands. Will this latest awaken the West to where we really are with Turkey?

And at the same time it is happening again in the Turkish Military.

Abdullah Bozkurt‏ @abdbozkurt 6h6 hours ago

32 officers were unlawfully detained today including those who worked at #Incirlik Air Base where the US-led anti-ISIL coalition forces were deployed in #Turkey. Every day dozens, sometimes hundreds, were detained in @NATO alliance's 2nd largest army. #ErdoganDismantlesNATOarmy

Video at the Twitter Link

1 posted on 11/30/2018 1:17:46 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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