Parties from Russia and Chile in solidarity with HDP

Growing support for the HDP which had three municipalities it had won in March 31 elections usurped by the government.

The Communist Party of the Soviet Union in Russia and the La Convergencia Party in Chile protested AKP’s seizure of HDP municipalities and expressed their solidarity with the HDP.

The Communist Party of the Soviet Union said the following;

“Turkish Interior Ministry removed the mayors of Diyarbakır, Mardin and Van who had been elected from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in March 31 local elections. Simultaneously, police operations were conducted in several cities and 418 people including municipal employees were taken into custody. We as the Communist Party of the Soviet Union express our solidarity with the dismissed mayors, the HDP and the Kurdish people faced with pressures.”

La Convergencia Party in Chile saluted “the Turkish and Kurdish people fighting in the streets” in its statement which includes the following;

“La Convergencia considers the persecution of the Turkish government under the rule of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan against the Kurdish people in general and the HDP members in particular, totally unacceptable. The suspension of the democratically elected mayors of Amed, Van and Mardin is a part of the government’s strategy to destroy the party.

We salute the courage of the Kurdish and Turkish people who defend democracy against the authoritarian Erdoğan government and fight in the streets against the intense repression they are subjected to. We announce our full solidarity with Turkish and Kurdish workers’ struggle for self-determination.”