BDP complains of facing ‘lynch attempt’

BDP complains of facing ‘lynch attempt’

BDP complains of facing ‘lynch attempt’

BDP co-Chairperson Selahattin Demirtaş has said, vowing the party members will use their right to self-defense on Aug 24. DHA Photo

Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) co-chair Meral Danış Beştaş said yesterday that there is an attempt to “lynch” their party and announced that they had submitted 11 official complaints against statements amounting to a “lynch campaign.”

Danış, speaking at a press conference at party headquarters, said Interior Minister İdris Naim Şahin and Burhan Kuzu of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), the head of the parliamentary constitution commission, were among those 11 people subject to their official complaints.

Danış said some declarations by those politicians included discrimination, grudges and hatred. She said they would even bring the issue to the relevant commissions of the U.N. Danış added that they had made many official complaints but they were not taken into consideration. “This encourages some people and indicates a dangerous process.”

Danış said the Nationalist Movement Party’s (MHP) proposal to remove BDP deputies’ legislative immunity will only provoke society.

MHP leader Devlet Bahçeli had declared their proposal in response to a meeting of BDP deputies with members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Hakkari province.