Turkey: Left-wing HDP says 'democratic politics is the only solution!'


Amid chaos in Turkey with an ongoing coup attempt against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the co-chairs of left-wing Kurdish-led People's Democratic Party (HDP) — itself a target of undemocratic erpression by Erdogan's government — released the brief statement below opposing the coup and insisting on a democratic resolutuion to Turkey's conflicts.


In this challenging and critical days which Turkey goes through, whatever its reason might be, no one should put himself in the place of the people's will.

The HDP is opposed to any kind of coup under any circumstances and as a principle.

Turkey immediately needs to embrace a pluralist and liberal democracy, domestic and external peace, universal democratic values and conventions. There is no way but claiming democratic politics.

Figen Yüksekdağ & Selahattin Demirtaş
HDP Co-Chairs
16 July 2016

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