ANKARA – Re are two representatives of the pro-Kurdish opposition party HDP their seat in the Turkish parliament lost. Ibrahim Ayhan, a representative of the province of Sanliurfa, and deputy group chairman Ahmet Yildirim lost, according to state news agency Anadolu, their mandate on the basis of terreurpropaganda and insult of a head of state. HDP confirmed the message.
Yildirim, who lives abroad, is found guilty of insulting president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ayhan made according to the judge terreurpropaganda. So far, all of the nine HDP parliamentarians sidelined. The second largest opposition party, has now fifty members in the national assembly. The HDP is the decision in conflict with the law. Leader Filiz Kerestecioglu spoke of contempt for the will of the people.
Erdogan sees the left-wing HDP as an extension of the banned Kurdish workers party PKK. Several politicians of the HDP are in custody on suspicion of terrorist acts, including the former leaders Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yüksekdag.