HDP holds talks with ambassadors and associations

As part of the "democracy march" to Ankara, HDP delegations visited various institutions in Amed. Meanwhile, HDP co-chair and foreign policy spokespersons have exchanged views with ambassadors from EU countries.

The "democracy march" to Ankara launched by the HDP (Peoples’ Democratic Party) on Monday continues. As part of the HDP's initiative to combat the autocratic Erdogan government's abuse of power, members of parliament and the party's executive board have visited various institutions in Amed (Diyarbakir), including the Bar Association, the Human Rights Association (IHD), the Chamber of Commerce, the Libertarian Lawyers' Association (ÖHD), the Socialist Party of the Oppressed (ESP), the prisoners' aid organisation MED-TUHAD-FED and the Council of Peace Mothers.

During the visits, the specific problems of the respective institutions were addressed and possible cooperation was discussed. Cihan Aydin, the chairman of the Amed Bar Association, announced that a similar action by bar associations from different provinces would take place parallel to the HDP march on Friday. With the planned march to Ankara, the chambers intend to demand the sovereignty of the judiciary.

Meanwhile, HDP Chair Mithat Sancar and foreign policy spokespersons Feleknas Uca and Hişyar Özsoy had a virtual meeting with representatives of 22 embassies of EU countries. In the video conference Sancar informed the European diplomats about the aim and the course of the "democracy march" and the repression against his party.