'The Turkish government is trodding on democracy’, says Labour MP Kate Osamor

'The Turkish government is trodding on democracy’ said Labour MP Kate Osamor.

Labour Party MP for London-Edmonton Kate Osamor said the Turkish government is trodding on democracy.

The Labour MP was interviewed by journalist Erem Kansoy.  

A wide range of topics were discussed, including the criminalisation of refugees under the UK’s new Nationality and Borders Bill, in violation of the UN Refugee Convention, as well as the continuing repression of the Kurdish people in Turkey, the Turkish government’s efforts to ban the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), the continuing isolation of Abdullah Ocalan, Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention and violence against women in Turkey and around the world, and the rightward shift of the Erdogan regime in Turkey in the context of the global rise of the far right.    

The interview was prepared with the support of the Freedom for Ocalan Campaign and the Peace in Kurdistan campaign in collaboration with Medya Haber TV and Sterk TV.