New investigation against Selahattin Demirtaş

New investigation against People's Democratic Party's former co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş for saying to prosecutors in his defense that 'they will be held accountable before the judiciary'.

The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office launched an investigation against jailed HDP former co-chair, Selahattin Demirtaş, at the 19th High Criminal Court in Ankara on the grounds of his written defense statements.

Demirtaş had written: "The chief executive of the operation about me is the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office. Attorney General Yüksel Kocaman and his deputy. We filed a criminal complaint against them. You will be held accountable before the judiciary." These statements were posted from the Twitter account "Demirtaş Savunma" ["Demirtaş Defense"] and have now been added to the file against him.

Reaction from Demirtaş’ lawyer

Demirtaş's lawyer Mahsuni Karaman said: "We have now also seen that a 'terrorist' investigation has been launched against a statement saying ‘you will be held accountable before the judiciary’. Thank you!" The lawyer added: "Let's repeat then this statement again, here: they will be held accountable for this investigation before the judiciary."