ANKARA (Reuters) - The jailed leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition went on trial on Thursday, 13 months after his arrest on terrorism-related charges, facing up to 142 years in prison in a case closely watched by rights groups and Western governments. (Reuters World News) More
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Posted on 20 March 2018 | 2:13 pm | Google News
Turkish court denies German ambassador from attending Demirtas' hearing
Ambassador Martin Erdmann intended to follow the hearing of the Kurdish leader at a court in Ankara's Sincan district, but was denied access by court officials, the Embassy said on its Twitter account. Demirtas, who has been in pre-trial detention for ...
Posted on 15 February 2018 | 10:44 am | Google News
Updated: Selahattin Demirtas steps down as leader of pro-Kurdish HDP
... on 31 terror-related charges. His trial began on December 12, 2017, but he did not appear in court himself. He refused to appear by video-link after authorities made the decision to not bring him to court in person, citing security concerns. He is ...
Posted on 4 January 2018 | 3:01 am | Google News
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Pro-Kurdish opposition leader goes on trial in Turkey on terror-related charges
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All deny the charges. The HDP is the third-largest party in Turkey's parliament. Some 150,000 people have been sacked or suspended and roughly 50,000 people have been jailed pending trial since the failed coup. Rights groups and some Western allies say ...
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Demirtas absent as trial begins under tight security
Posted on 7 December 2017 | 4:26 am | Google News
Computer of Demirtas' lawyer stolen days before trial
... his computer that contained information related to Demirtas' trial, Dogan News Agency reported. The theft is being investigated. Demirtas, co-chair of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), is facing terror-related charges on allegations ...
Posted on 4 December 2017 | 10:59 am | Google News
Pro-Kurdish HDP to re-elect imprisoned Demirtas as Co-leader
They also wanted to re-nominate Demirtas for leadership. Demirtas, also an MP for Istanbul, has been leading the HDP along with Figen Yuksekdag since its foundation in 2012. Yuksekdag, also jailed and ousted from the Parliament, was replaced by Serpil ...
Posted on 3 December 2017 | 12:02 pm | Google News
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