Turkish government’s shaky strategy against Kurds goes on

SourceArab News
SectorEconomy
CountryMiddle east

Turkish government’s shaky strategy against Kurds goes on Turkish government’s shaky strategy against Kurds goes on Turkish government’s shaky strategy against Kurds goes on Demonstrators clash with Turkish riot police in Istanbul during a recent protest organized by Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP).

(File/AFP) Short Url Follow @arabnews Turkish government’s shaky strategy against Kurds goes on “The detentions are part of a systematic policy of threatening and silencing us,” the Diyarbakir Bar Association said in an official statement Updated 21 November 2020 Follow @arabnews ANKARA: The gap between words and deeds from the Turkish government regarding the Kurdish conflict is widening. Bulent Arinc, a founding member of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party, recently criticized the continued imprisonment of Selahattin Demirtas, former co-chair of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), and called for his release. On Nov. 4, Demirtas will have spent four years in prison after he was arrested on terror support charges — a governmental tactic that the HDP called a “political coup” against the country’s one and only pro-Kurdish party. Being in detention without trial since 2016, Demirtas is kept in prison in the northwestern border city of Edirne, 1,700 km away from his hometown Diyarbakir where his family resides, making it difficult for his wife and daughters to reach him. Referring ...read more...