The “Kobani case” trial, in which 108 people — 28 of whom are already in jail — are to be tried over the 2014 protests in Turkey, began in a Turkish court on Monday.
The HDP’s MP for Muş, Gülistan Kılıç Koçyiğit, told Jin News that the indictment is “fabricated” as part of the Turkish government’s efforts to produce “crime” without any concrete evidence.
”We are talking about a government that has adopted anti-democratic practices as a principle. We face a political plot that was completely made up in order to liquidate the HDP,” Koçyiğit said.
She added: “The court committee is appointed from the Palace [referring to Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s presidential palace]. Just as the trial began, the lawyers were not allowed to get in the courtroom. Preparing for such a ‘big’ trial, they should have provided appropriate conditions for all lawyers. The court’s approach is completely biased.
”All this is a fiction, theatere. We will not be actors in the AKP’s trial. We will be the ones judging this system, the anti-democratic administration and the one-man regime. They want to make this case a reason to close our party. With this, they want to design domestic politics and use them in future elections. We are at an historical turning point and we will play our part no matter what.”
The HDP’s MP for Ağrı (Agiri), Dilan Dirayet Taşdemir, said, ”We know that all is planned in advance. Details have been discussed before and everyone plays their part. Police inside, pro-government media outside.”
She went on: “A perception was created with the events on 6-8 October 2014. They try to put the blame for the deaths on the HDP’s shoulders. We witnessed the historical words of our friends in the court. They were so strong, because they know that they are right. We know that they will continue the struggle. Those who are on trial are not the individuals of the HDP; the women, the Kurds and our history of struggle are on trial. Legitimate demands from democratic forces and the Kurds are on trial.”