HDP moves for “democratic constitution”
HDP has started to work on a democratic constitution. The party will work together with NGOs, faith groups and women’s organizations and launch a campaign for political prisoners.
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Central Executive Committee (MYK) and Census decided to launch efforts for a democratic constitution in the regular meeting led by Co-chair Sezai Temelli. The meeting focused on an organizing campaign and the democratic constitution, and discussed the cutting of trees in the METU campus, the flooding of Hasankeyf and the increasing issues in prisons.
PEOPLE WILL BE INCLUDED
According to an article by the Mesopotamia Agency, a committee was formed for the democratic constitution efforts led by HDP Deputy Parliamentary Chair Mithat Sancar, and the committee will be accelerating efforts. HDP plans to spread the efforts to a large societal base and stressed that the public must be included in the discussions, and the process must be based on a struggle organized in the grassroots. The MYK decided to launch efforts for a democratic constitution together with NGOs, faith groups and women’s organizations throughout Turkey.
TO HASANKEYF ON JULY 13
The MYK also discussed ecological destruction and focused on Hasankeyf. The party issued declarations against the historic city of Hasankeyf being flooded due to the Ilisu Dam and the damage done to METU’s forests. HDP will hold a demonstration in Hasankeyf on July 13.
TO EMPTY THE PRISONS
The new judicial package was also discussed in the meeting and the party decided to fight more against the increasing rights violations and injustices in prisons. The HDP MYK will work more to support civilian initiatives to empty prisons and end injustices.
HDP also decided to continue with regional meetings, congress efforts, workshops and trainings for the organizing campaign.