In Turkey is gaining momentum scandal around the arrest of the leaders of the Pro-Kurdish democracy Party peoples (PDN): on Sunday, the deputies decided to boycott Parliament meetings, and the authorities responded by accusing them of financing terrorism and threatened court under the relevant articles.
During the week in Turkey was arrested nine members of PD, including its two co-chairs. In Sunday’s PD has suspended its work in the Turkish Parliament.
The response of the authorities was very sharp. The Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim initially said that the deputies “betray the people”, and then accused the party in a long-term expenditure of allocated state money to Finance terrorism, reports Reuters. “For years we have called you to say that you are against terrorism and terrorist organizations. You didn’t listen. Years they translated we send to the municipalities the money to terror” – quoted Prime Minister RIA “Novosti”.
Shortly after the speech of the Prime Minister, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that those who behave like terrorists, and not MPs, and will be treated as terrorists. He also stressed that nobody, including him, can not affect future decisions of the courts.
In total, the Parliament 59 deputies from HDP, 12 of whom were arrested on Friday. Among them were the co-chairs of the party, Figen Yuksekdag and Selahattin Demirtas. This measure was taken after they failed to appear to the Prosecutor to testify.
The Turkish Parliament adopted in may the law on removal of inviolability from deputies.
Mass arrests, dismissal and removal were a reaction to Turkey’s failed coup attempt, the inspiration of which called living in the U.S. Erdogan opponent Fethullah of Galena. The campaign intensified the discussion of a return to the death penalty, detained or deprived of their posts were tens of thousands of people: military, law enforcement, University leaders and teachers, even theatre actors.