HDP co-chair Sancar: The HDP exists to sustain democratic politics

Peoples’ Democratic Party co-chair Mithat Sancar made a statement at a meeting held for the HDP’s eighth anniversary celebrations in Diyarbakır (Amed), Turkey. Several HDP deputies also attended the meeting.

Sancar said the HDP existed to sustain democratic politics in Turkey and called for a Truth Commisson to be established to reveal the facts related to the 6-8 October 2014 Kobani Protests.

The HDP co-chair came together with NGOs, democratic organisations and opinion leaders of the city. Sancar criticised the detention operations carried out against HDP members in Diyarbakır in recent days and said the response should be to resist. Sancar also drew attention to the trustee policies of the Turkish government. He said the policies did not recognise the will of the people.

Sancar underlined that women’s rights were targeted and, referring to government policies, said “They are scared of the women’s struggle”.

Sancar also spoke about the ongoing the Kobani investigation and pointed out that all the parliamentary questions they asked about those investigations were rejected in parliament. He drew attention to Turkish President Reccep Tayyip Erdoğan’s speech during the 6-8 October Kobani protests.

Lastly, Sancar suggested the establishment of a Truth Commission to reveal the facts regarding the Kobani protests.

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