Statement of SYRIZA's Sector of International and European Affairs regarding the recent arrest wave targeting our party:
The SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance Party unites its voice with the democratic and progressive citizens of Turkey against the recent authoritarian actions of the Erdogan government, which led to 82 arrests of HDP members, including the mayor of Kars, seven former Members of Parliament and many party's main officials – accused of the mass protests that took place in November 2014. These arrests constitute another episode in the long list of violations of political and social rights in Turkey.
We express our unreserved solidarity with the HDP, as well as with all progressive citizens who are struggling for democracy in Turkey with courage and self-denial, under such difficult condition.
28 September 2020