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Turkey: Constitutional Court blocks HDP bank accounts

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At the same time, the legal process continues which may lead to the suspension of the operation of the party with accusations of relations with the PKK

Turkey’s Constitutional Court decided today to temporarily deprive the pro-Kurdish HDP, the country’s third-largest political party, of a state grant by freezing its bank accounts, a party spokesman told Agence France-Presse (AFP). At the same time, the legal process continues which may lead to the suspension of the operation of the party with accusations of relations with the PKK and the relevant decision may be taken on Tuesday, January 10.

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At the same time, the legal process continues which may lead to the suspension of the operation of the party with accusations of relations with the PKK.

The Turkish regime accuses the People’s Democratic Party, the 3rd power in the Turkish parliament, of “terrorism”, while threats have been made to shut it down, just months before presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey, which are likely to be held will be accelerated, as Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said today.

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According to the NTV television network, 539 million Turkish lira ($28.7 million) in state aid was to be given this year to the HDP, a third of it on January 10.

According to Turkish media, the decision to deprive the party of state funding was made with 8 votes in favor and 7 against.

In the indictment, the attorney general states that Turkey’s pro-Kurdish party is “organically” linked to the PKK.

The HDP has been persecuted by the Turkish regime since 2016, when its leader Selahattin Demirtas was arrested.

He was sentenced to two and then four and a half years in prison, while many party officials and supporters have also been arrested.

The HDP secured 12% of the vote in the 2018 parliamentary elections and elected 60 MPs.

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