Sancar: We must all give the government the answer it deserves

HDP co-chair Mithat Sancar said in a press conference this morning that the judiciary has become the club of the government. “The more the government loses, more it attacks”.

Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Mithat Sancar held a press conference at the party's Headquarters regarding the detention of a large number of people, including members of the Central Executive Board (MYK), within the scope of the new political genocide operation launched by Ankara’s Prosecutor.

Sancar said: “"We woke up today with a new phase of the coup plan that has been going on for 5 years. This government has been conducting political genocide operations systematically for 5 years. This morning, this government has dealt a new blow to our party and the hope of establishing democracy through democratic politics.”

Our Kars Municipality co-mayor Ayhan Bilgen, former MP Sırrı Süreyya Önder and many former MYK members were detained in these operations. This is a clear revenge operation. Although this operation seems to be implemented by a judicial decision, it was originally planned as a political decision.

The judiciary is used as the stick by the government in this country as it has been for a long time.

These operations were carried out using as a pretext of the so called 6-8 October events. Let's remind that our party is not responsible for the 6-8 October incidents. Despite their struggle for 6 years, they have not been able to show any evidence to demonstrate the responsibility of our party in these events. They could not put forward any reasonable, convincing justification to make our party responsible for these events.

Our party was not responsible for the October 6-8 protests. On the contrary, it was the political authority that was responsible for them, as it announced the attacks launched by ISIS as good news, thus preparing the ground for the spread of violence against those who reacted to the spread of attacks on the streets. “

Sancar added: “This operation should not be seen as an attack against the HDP only. This operation is an attack against democratic politics and the anti-fascist struggle represented by the HDP. Therefore, everyone who is in favour of the struggle against war and fascism should give the necessary response to this operation openly and bravely.”

Sancar continued: “The government wants to suppress the opposition and spread fear in the society by silencing the HDP. The HDP cannot be silenced. We are sure that the social and political opposition will not be scared. We also believe that together we will break the atmosphere of fear that is intended to spread throughout the society.”