Inquiry request for HDP co-chair Yüksekdağ sent to Justice Ministry
ŞANLIURFA - Doğan News Agency
CİHAN photoThe Şanlıurfa Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has sent an investigation authorization report to the Justice Ministry over comments made by Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Figen Yüksekdağ, who allegedly made propaganda for terrorist organizations, after concluding its investigation.
The Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office in Turkey’s southeastern province of Şanlıurfa had launched an investigation into Yüksekdağ, who was accused of propagandizing terrorist organizations in a speech she delivered on July 19 during a celebration in the Suruç district of Şanlıurfa.
Yüksekdağ had said her party relied on Kobane, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and all peoples resisting the atrocities committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) on July 19.
“We rely on Rojava, Kobane, the nations who resist against ISIL violence, and the YPG-YPJ [the YPG’s women branch], who conduct a humane struggle. We do not see any inconvenience in saying this. Look, we say very clearly who we rely on and we will continue to rely on them,” Yüksekdağ had said July 19.
An investigation had also been launched against the HDP’s other co-chair, Selahattin Demirtaş, by the Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office over his call in 2014 for people to take to the streets to protest the siege and massacre of Kurds by ISIL in the Syrian border town of Kobane.