Demirtaş: We will be talking about the tragic end of the dictator
HDP’s Presidential Candidate Selahattin Demirtaş stated that they are the only alternative, and called on all who created the successes of June 7 and November 1 to work with the spirit of duty and responsibility.
HDP’s (Peoples' Democratic Party) hostage Presidential Candidate Selahattin Demirtaş answered questions by the Mesopotamia Agency in the Edirne Prison through his lawyers.
“HDP IS THE ONLY ALTERNATIVE”
Demirtaş stressed that the only alternative for the peoples of Turkey is HDP: “We are the alternative, the alternative is HDP. There is no need to look for alternatives elsewhere. The joint democratic line of all the oppressed has already come together to form the HDP as an alternative. HDP today has become a political line that is much more prominent and a hope for all peoples.”
Demirtaş also stated that CHP MPs’ visit was strictly for solidarity.
“HDP IS STRONG ENOUGH TO DEFEAT FASCISM, DESPITE EVERYTHING”
When asked what HDP’s potential strength in the elections is, Demirtaş said:
“Consider that Erdoğan said ‘Bury the HDP in the ballot’ in a party meeting. Erdoğan’s orders are not to the voters, but to state forces. It means ‘Don’t allow HDP to work, prevent their votes from coming out of the ballots’. HDP is a strong popular movement, that can defeat fascism at the ballots despite all oppression, obstacles and hardships.
It’s not too far off, everything will be clear on June 24. In this election HDP will show its potential to go over 20%.
We will be talking about the tragic end of wannabe dictators and the victory of the forces of democracy.”
“I SENT A MESSAGE SO THEY WOULDN’T VISIT ME”
When asked if anybody from the AKP has contacted him, Demirtaş said:
“I had zero direct or indirect contact with any AKP members. A while ago the Parliamentary Sub Commission for Prisons visited Enis Berberoğlu in prison. I sent a message to the commission to not bother coming to visit us, because we would not receive them. If they wished so terribly to visit somebody, they could visit the Tarsus and Elazığ prisons to inspect the allegations of torture in situ. But of course they didn’t go.”
CALL TO VOTERS
HDP’s hostage Co-chairand Presidential Candidate Selahattin Demirtaş called on voters:
“I am calling on everybody, most of all the youth and the women who created the victories of June 7 and November 1 with great effort, sacrifice and courage, to work hard with the spirit of duty and responsibility. Convince everybody again, including your exes!”