Opposition leader may be released from detention in Turkey

  16 May 2018    Read: 973
Opposition leader may be released from detention in Turkey

The leader of the Turkish opposition People’s Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas, who was previously arrested, may be released, Turkish media reported on May 16.

Reportedly, Demirtas’s lawyers have today appealed to Ankara's Court of Serious Crimes.

The opposition leader was arrested because of the propaganda of the ideas of the PKK terrorist organization.

The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has continued for more than 30 years and has claimed more than 40,000 lives.

The UN and the European Union list the PKK as a terrorist organization.


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