The Turkish parliament has stripped a lawmaker from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) of her status for a second time as the Ankara government presses ahead with a clampdown on members of the opposition party.
The Turkish parliament has dismissed two pro-Kurdish lawmakers from their legislative position over government allegations that their Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) is affiliated with a local militant group.
Dozens of angry Turkish protesters have stormed the headquarters of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in the aftermath of a car bomb attack in the country’s central province of Kayseri, which left more than a dozen soldiers dead and many more injured.
Turkish authorities have not allowed a group of national European legislators and members of the European Parliament to visit the chairman of the left-wing and pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), who has been held in prison for nearly a month.
The Turkish Journalists' Association said Wednesday that police had detained 24 employees of the pro-Kurdish newspaper Ozgur Gundem a day after a court ordered its closure over allegations of involvement in "terrorist propaganda."