DEM Party holds talks with opposition parties to discuss the situation in Hakkari

The DEM Party held talks with the CHP, Saadet and DEVA. The party is calling for a basis of political and social opposition to put a stop to the trustee regime of Erdoğan and his associates.

The DEM party is continuing its initiatives surrounding the removal of the mayor of the Kurdish city of Hakkari (Colemêrg). On Monday, the two deputy parliamentary group leaders, Gülistan Kılıç Koçyiğit and Sezai Temelli, as well as the deputy party leader Öztürk Türkdoğan held talks with MPs from the opposition parties CHP, Saadet and DEVA in the Turkish parliament in Ankara.

The core of the talks was the exchange of views on the appointment of a trustee appointed by the Ministry of the Interior, employed by DEM politician Mehmet Sıddık Akış, who was elected co-mayor of Hakkari in the local elections on 31 March and was first dismissed from office last week and then sentenced to 20 years in prison as a "terrorist".

Temelli said that the "trustee regime" imposed by the AKP and MHP alliance is a method of government and warned that it was not limited to the DEM Party. In order to put a stop to the usurpation of the people’s will through trustees, it was necessary to find a common basis of political and social opposition. "We need a clear stance in favor of democracy so that the will of the voters is not further undermined," said Temelli.