عربي | كوردى

 Breaking || Demand for Iranian goods rises in Kurdistan Region as prices fall 30%



Turkish court denies German ambassador from attending Demirtas' hearing

2018/02/15 | 18:50

(Iraq Now News)- ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Kurdistan 24) – A Turkish court on Wednesday denied Germany’s ambassador to Turkey from attending the hearing of former pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-leader Selahattin Demirtas, the German Embassy in Ankara said.

Ambassador Martin Erdmann intended to follow the hearing of the Kurdish leader at a court in Ankara’s Sincan district, but was denied access by court officials, the Embassy said on its Twitter account.

Demirtas, who has been in pre-trial detention for years on various separatism and terror-related charges, faces up to 142 years in prison if he is found guilty.

Under his leadership, the HDP became the first pro-Kurdish party to pass Turkey’s 10 percent-high parliamentary electoral threshold in 2015 elections, almost costing President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) another chance to form a single-party government.

The Kurdish leader, who was instrumental during the talks and ceasefire between the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Turkish government, has described his continued detention as “being a hostage” to Erdogan’s plan of “forging a one-man rule” in the country.

Since Demirtas’ arrest in November 2016—after a failed military coup in July 2016—the Turkish government has cracked down heavily on the pro-Kurdish party, arresting hundreds of officials and members.

Turkey accuses the HDP, the second-largest opposition party in the Turkish government, of harboring close ties to the PKK, who is locked in ongoing armed resistance against Ankara.

Germany and other European countries have repeatedly pointed to Turkey’s violations of civilians’ freedoms, fundamental rights, and the rule of law in the country.

Note: The post (Turkish court denies German ambassador from attending Demirtas' hearing) appeared first on (Kurdistan 24) and do not necessarily reflect the position of IraqNow.news.
You can read the original text from the source (Kurdistan 24).










Trending Now

Kurdistan Referen..
ISIS Iraq
Videos hawija
Kirkuk Pkk
Daesh Baghdad

⋙ 24 paramilitary personnel likely to be abducted by Islamic State, west of Kirkuk: Source

⋙ Saudi FM hails push for UN action against Iran missile program

⋙ Seven Iraqi soldiers killed, injured in bomb blast, west of Anbar

⋙ Demand for Iranian goods rises in Kurdistan Region as prices fall 30%

⋙ Afrin speaks out: YPG is only force that has proved its worth

Videos - Photos

⋙ VIDEO: Iranian wrestler banned after refusing to compete against Israeli

⋙ VIDEO: Iraqi forces deploy guided-missile combat drones to eliminate ISIS remnants

⋙ Turkish prosecutors try to link Demirtas to PKK with peace-talk photos


ISIS News

⋙ VIDEO: Iranian wrestler banned after refusing to compete against Israeli

⋙ VIDEO: Iraqi forces deploy guided-missile combat drones to eliminate ISIS remnants

⋙ Barzani: Baghdad-Erbil crisis should be settled before election

⋙ VIDEO: Iraqi forces deploy guided-missile combat drones to eliminate ISIS remnants

⋙ Turkey extradites high ranking ISIS commander to Iraq

⋙ US drone targets ISIS hideout in Eastern Afghanistan

⋙ Kuwaiti Emir hails Iran’s role in war on ISIS terror group