Turkey’s appeal on Demirtaş's detention going to ECHR
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
The ministry said the ECHR will reevaluate its ruling last fall that former opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-leader Selahattin Demirtaş should be released, as his detention had exceeded a “reasonable period.”
“On 18 March 2019 the Grand Chamber Panel accepted the Government’s and the applicant’s request that the case be referred to the Grand Chamber,” the court said in a separate statement on March 19.
Last November, the court ordered Demirtaş’s release, claiming his detention had been extended on insufficient grounds.