Nasruddin: Attacking HDP's municipalities by Turkey is provocative, dangerous step

Nasruddin Ibrahim condemned the Turkish state's attacks on HDP municipalities in Bakur Kurdistan, and said that the dictatorial and authoritarian authorities in Turkey are creating problems to undermine the gains made by the HDP in Turkey.

Yesterday, Turkish police attacked the municipalities of the Democratic Peoples Party (HDP) in the cities of Wan, Amed and Mardin in Bakur Kurdistan(northern Kurdistan.)

Commenting on the recent Turkish authorities' practices against the elected municipalities of Bakur Kurdistan, the Kurdish Democratic Party Secretary in Syria, (Parti), commented that the Turkish authorities led by the Justice and Development Party are targeting democratic forces and attacking the municipalities in the cities of Amed, Wan and Mardin in Bakur Kurdistan. It arrests and attacks the leaders of the Democratic Peoples Party, led by Salaheddine Demirtaş.

"The regime in Turkey continues its anti-democratic and nationalist forces in Turkey," Nasruddin Ibrahim said.

He explained: "Turkish prisons are crowded with hundreds and tens of thousands of democrats from various components of the Turkish people, especially the sons and daughters of the Kurdish people."

In the latest official statistics published in Turkish newspapers in August 2019, there are currently more than 194,000 convicts in Turkish prisons, and nearly 60,000 detainees, including 10,000 women, with a total of more than a quarter of a million convicts and political detainees. According to the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD) Data for 2018, Turkey came in second place with 287 prisoners per 100,000 inhabitants.

Nasruddin Ibrahim pointed out that the People's Democratic Party won the presidency of the municipalities of the people in the cities of Bakur Kurdistan through elections, and condemned the Turkish authorities attacking the municipalities of the people in several cities in Bakur Kurdistan, and said: "This step provocative and dangerous."



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