The Socialist Alliance: We condemn the arrest of the HDP members

Statement from the Socialist Alliance of Australia:

The Socialist Alliance stands in solidarity with the People's Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey in condemning the anti-democratic attacks waged by the Erdoğan regime against the popular left-wing party.

Arrest warrants have been issued for 82 HDP representatives in relation to a protest in 2014. It is a politically motivated attack, disguised as a judicial matter. Those targeted include parliamentarians, mayors and party leaders. It is just the latest manifestation of a long-running campaign of intimidation and suppression.

We call on the Australian government to condemn the Turkish government in the strongest possible terms for this latest outrage.

26 September 2020