Demographic change continues in the Syrian city of Afrin as nearly 500,000 displaced people from across Syria were resettled in properties belonging to Kurdish people forced to leave the Turkish-controlled canton, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
A chief advisor of Turkish President Erdoğan said on Monday that the Constitutional Court will approve the shut down of the Peoples’ Democratic Party. The pro-Kurdish party has accused him of giving orders to the court.
Peoples’ Democratic Party co-chair Mithat Sancar addressed his party’s parliamentary group, while the chief prosecutor of the Turkish Appeals Court was presenting his oral statement to the country’s Constitutional Court, demanding the closure of the party. Sancar said the government is trying every possible method to design the political scene in the coming months, ahead of the critical elections. Last week, Turkey’s supreme court ruled in favour of freezing the party’s Treasury funds.
Prominent Kurdish lawyer and human rights advocate Eren Keskin has been awarded the Olof Palme Prize 2023, alongside rights activists Marta Chumalo of Ukraine and Narges Mohammadi of Iran.
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