Indictments against me plot by FETÖ members: Ex-HDP co-chair Demirtaş
ANKARA – Doğan News Agency
Imprisoned former Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş said on April 11 that all summary of proceedings prepared against him were a “plot” by Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) members, during a trial overseen by the Ankara 19th Criminal Court.
Stressing that a number of cases were already previously dropped for the FETÖ-linked members’ involvement in the judiciary process, Demirtaş said: “Today, some 85 percent of the judges who handed down a decision to wiretap me are imprisoned [on FETÖ charges]. The court should not accept these evidence [against me] that have been produced by FETÖ-linked judges and prosecutors.”
Demirtaş made the comments during a hearing of a trial at the Sincan Prison complex in which he is accused of “being a terrorist organization’s executive.”
“There were such plots against me that made it look like I was in contact with the executives of the PKK [outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party]. All the phone records [of me] are the ones that I held with official party authorities. Up until now, no order has ever come to me from PKK executives. If they ever did, I would not have accepted,” Demirtaş said.