ANKARA – The former party leader of the left-wing HDP in Turkey, Serpil Kemalbay, Tuesday after a week of conditionally released. They should include the country. Kemalbay was a few days after her departure as partijleidster arrested, because they are fierce criticism on the Turkish military intervention in the northwest of Syria against Kurdish militias.
The more than five years ago-created people’s Democratic Party (HDP) is seen as the advocate of the Kurdish minority in Turkey. The HDP is with 59 seats, the third party in the Turkish parliament (550 seats). The party has two leaders, a woman and a man. The predecessor of Kemalbay, Figen Yüksedag, stepped in 2017 forced off after she was convicted of spreading terrorist propaganda. Co-chairman, Selahattin Demirtas disappeared for similar charges behind bars.
The new HDP-presidents since last week, Sezai Temelli and Pervin Buldan.