Criminal probe opened into six HDP deputies over attending PKK militant funeral

Criminal probe opened into six HDP deputies over attending PKK militant funeral

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Criminal probe opened into six HDP deputies over attending PKK militant funeral

The Interior Ministry has filed a criminal complaint about Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) members, including six MPs, who attended a funeral of outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır.

“As the Interior Ministry we have filed a criminal complaint about HDP deputies who attended the Diyarbakır funeral of Hülya Eroğlu, code-named ‘Delal Amed,’ who was one of the so-called executives of the PKK-KCK separatist terrorist organization and whose name was on a red list,” a statement from the ministry read on Nov. 19.

The Diyarbakır Chief Prosecutor’s office stated that a criminal investigation was launched into HDP Diyarbakır deputies Feleknas Uca, Sibel Yiğitalp and Berdan Öztürk on Nov. 18 for attending the funeral, which took place on the same day.

It added that a further complaint was filed on Nov. 19 against Ağrı deputy Berdan Öztürk, Van deputy Nadir Yıldırım and Muş deputy Ahmet Yıldırım, as well as “other attendants,” for paying a condolence visit to a funeral house in Diyarbakır.

The prosecutor’s office stated that “the investigation will continue in line with further findings.”

Turkey, HDP, PKK