'The EU should not accept Erdoğan's illegal practices'
Yiannis Dalmas, Kinima Allagis EU Affairs Secretary and S&D Political Advisor said the EU cannot remain indifferent to President Erdogan's illegal practices.
Condemning the AKP-MHP's political genocide operations, Yiannis Dalmas, Kinima Allagis EU Affairs Secretary and S&D Political Advisor, said: "With the new detentions and repression against the HDP, it has been proven once again that democracy, human rights and the rule of law are of no value to the Turkish government and President Tayyip Erdoğan.
Among the 82 people detained due to events dating back to 2014 are HDP executives and former deputies, as well as Kars Municipality co-chair. Selahattin Demirtaş, the former HDP co-chair, has been unlawfully in prison for 4 years.
Dalmas added: “As Movement for Change, we stand by the European socialists and democrats who indisputably condemn the authoritarianism and arbitrary practices of the Turkish regime. The EU cannot remain indifferent to President Erdogan's illegal practices.
Turkey's democracy stifling restrictions imposed on the people of Turkey and the systematic disrespect of international law carried out by the government can only by stopped with sanctions.”