Inquiry requests put in for 9 deputies including CHP’s Kılıçdaroğlu
DHA photoInvestigation authorization report for a total of nine deputies, including the Republican People’s Party (CHP) Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, have been sent to the parliament at the same time, as two separate criminal investigations into Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-leaders Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ.
An investigation authorization report is an official document that provides legal ground to launch investigations into Turkish parliament members’ actions. Five of the nine reports were submitted against CHP deputies, while there were two submitted against HDP deputies and one against a Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy.
Reports submitted against CHP deputies include Kılıçdaroğlu, as well as deputy head Haluk Koç, secretary general Gürsel Tekin and deputies Aykut Erdoğdu and Aytuğ Atıcı.
Two other reports for investigation were submitted against HDP’s Pervin Buldan and Faysal Sarıyıldız.
Another one was submitted by the AKP deputy Suat Önal.
All investigation authorization reports were signed by Deputy Prime Minister Yalçın Akdoğan.
HDP Şırnak deputy Faysal Sarıyıldız’s report was issued due to the allegation of “supplying weapons to terrorist groups.”
Meanwhile, two separate investigations have been launched against HDP co-leaders Demirtaş and Yüksekdağ over allegations of “inciting and arming a part of society against another part” and “propagandizing terrorist organizations,” respectively.
Investigation into HDP co-chairs
The Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office launched an investigation into Demirtaş’s call last year for people to take to the streets to protest the siege and massacre of Kurds in the Syrian border town of Kobane by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported on July 30.
If a lawsuit is filed against Demirtaş, he may face up to 24 years in prison.
Yüksekdağ, on the other hand, has been accused of propagandizing terrorist organizations in an investigation launched by the Şanlıurfa Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office into a speech she delivered on July 19 during a celebration in the Suruç district of the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa, Doğan News Agency reported on July 31.
Yüksekdağ had said her party relied on Kobane, the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and all peoples resisting the atrocities committed by ISIL on July 19.