HDP's Temelli in Van talked about freedom of the press
in this country, 102 municipalities have been put in the hand of trustees, which is a great embarrassment for a country, said Temelli.
HDP Co-Chairperson Sezai Temelli, visited Van to address various meetings and commitments and at the breakfast he spoke to media organisations in the city. The slogan of the meeting was “We are talking about the future with free press”.
The press meeting was also joined by HDP Van Provincial Co-Chair Yadişen Karabulak, Ümit Dede, DBP Van Provincial Co-Chair Ayla Tarhan, HDP council member and Van deputy Bedia Özgökçe as well as Van deputies Muazzez Orhan and Murat Sarısaç.
Drawing attention to the attacks on press freedom Sezai Temelli said that sadly justice had already abandoned courtrooms in Turkey.
Temelli added: “It is not possible to speak of justice in this country unless the judiciary is independent and impartial. Justice has abandoned the courtroom. The judges act in accordance with the instructions from the Palace. In Diyarbakır - added the HDP co-chair - we witnessed the last example of this”.
Temelli reminded how “our friends were taken into custody with an incredible use of violence. We have a friend stabbed while trying to remove the handcuffs. 26 of our friends were unfortunately arrested. The crime of our friends is that they participated in the June 24 election campaign”.
Diyarbakır Provincial Co-chair is under arrest, said Temelli adding “what could be more natural than a party's co-chair running his election campaign? The AKP has actually launched these attacks turning them into their own election campaign”.
Then the HDP co-chair reminded that “in this country, 102 municipalities have been put in the hand of trustees, which is a great embarrassment for a country".