In Turkey, the wave of arrests of opposition members: on Saturday, a court in Istanbul issued a warrant for the arrest of the chief editor of the opposition newspaper Cumhurriyet Murat Sabuncu and eight other executives and journalists. By another decision, the court ruled to place under arrest the deputies from Pro-Kurdish democracy Party of the peoples (HDP), including its co-chairs Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yuksekdag, reports “Interfax”.
Journalists of the oppositional newspaper was detained October 31, on suspicion of involvement in terrorism, reminiscent of DW. They blamed the Turkey’s Kurdistan workers ‘ party (PKK) and preacher Fethullah Gulen, which Ankara calls the organizer of a failed coup attempt in July.
Informed of the 12 detainees on the night of 4 November the deputies of PD three were released, others were taken into custody. The leaders will remain in custody until the end of court procedures, or to the authorities ‘ adoption of a new decision on the preventive measure, notes TASS.
The Turkish authorities accuse PD of condoning terrorism and having links with the banned Kurdistan workers ‘ party. Demirtaş was put forward against charges of inciting the population to rebellion.
From the arrested members of Parliament not immune to prosecution. In early June, President Recep Tayyip erdoğan ratified a law allowing about 150 to deprive members of Parliament of immunity before prosecution.