The Status of HDP MPs to Date

After immunity was lifted for members of parliament, many HDP MPs have been detained and released on probation. 12 have also been arrested to date. Most recently, Figen Yüksekdağ has been relieved of her MP duties.

HDP Co-Chair Yüksekdağ Relieved of MP Duties

HDP Co-Chair Yüksekdağ has been expelled from parliament after being convicted by the Supreme Court.

Detained HDP MP İdris Baluken Arrrested

HDP Diyarbakır MP İdris Baluken into custody today in Ankara has been arrested.

“Living Languages and Dialects”: Right to Mother Tongue Education

Students who choose take the two-hour-per-week “Living Languages and Dialects” course offered in some primary and secondary schools often say of their mother tongues: “I can understand but can’t speak”. After a while, understanding will not be enough anymore; they will want to speak, write and create. But Is it possible that these courses can be effective?

8 Journalists Appear Before Judge

The next hearing of the Özgür Gündem Editors-in-Chief on Watch Mavioğlu, Eren, Başlangıç, Ağın, Çaralan, Can, Işık and Akgül is on July 4.


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