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The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) will soon lend “concrete support” to the “justice march” of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), HDP co-chair Serpil Kemalbay has said.  

“As the HDP, we said that we have been supporting the march since the beginning of it. We believe all fractions of the society can come together with all their differences. They need to act jointly. Within this framework, we see a parallel between this justice march and the struggle we’ve been leading until today. You’ll see that we will be supporting the justice march in a concrete way in the upcoming days,” Kemalbay said in the Sur district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on June 26, adding that talks on the issue have been ongoing.

“We believe that this march should be for all injustices. We’ll announce our own democracy plan in the near future. Our efforts regarding that are about to be completed. However, we can’t share the details of our support for the justice march because how it’s going to be is not clear yet. But we will also have a program. Thus, they will be different from each other,” she said.

The CHP on June 15 launched a justice march to draw attention to the party’s Istanbul lawmaker Enis Berberoğlu’s arrest over “leaking state secrets,” walking from Ankara toward Maltepe Prison in Istanbul, where the deputy is jailed. 

HDP Istanbul lawmaker and deputy parliament speaker Pervin Buldan, meanwhile, said the party may join the march if it gets extended to the western province of Edirne, where jailed HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş is in prison. 

“Justice is justice when it’s sought for everyone. It’s wrong to seek justice for only the injustices directed at yourself. We will make a moral greeting when the citizens marching reach Kandıra. However, if it’s extended to Edirne, then we will join the march by believing in its sincerity,” Buldan said in Istanbul on June 26, referring to the Kandıra Prison where former HDP co-chair Figen Yüksekdağ is jailed.

June/27/2017

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