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HDP leader Demirtas meets PES to discuss lifting of immunity in Turkey


16 Jun 2016


Europe's East

Selahattin Demirtas, leader of HDP Turkey (PES member party) today held an exchange of views with the PES Presidency on the situation in Turkey. They discussed the recent decision of the Turkish Parliament to permit the lifting of parliamentary immunity from prosecution of a large number of Members of Parliament, the situation in South East of Turkey, and the EU-Turkey agreement.

The Presidency expressed its strong support for the HDP and their leader and their opposition against lifting the immunity of parliamentarians. The Presidency is deeply concerned by the authoritarian path taken by President Erdogan and calls for of the Kurdish peace process to be restarted. The PES will continue to follow very closely the evolution of the situation in Turkey.

Party of European Socialists (PES)