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Turkish Prosecutor’s Office has launched an investigation against Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) leader Selahattin Demirtaş over the events of 6-8 October 2014.

According to the Turkish Sozcu newspaper, Demirtaşis is accused of inciting discord and crimes against public peace. The Prosecutor’s Office will demand to imprison the Kurdish politician for 24 years.  

In the period from October 6-8, 2014, the Kurds held protests in a number of Turkish cities, stating that ISIS - backed by Turkey - is exterminating the Kurdish population in Kobanî. They urged to allow the Kurds to leave there to protect their fellow countrymen.

Around 50 people were killed during the actions for various reasons.

HDP is the only Turkish party, which acknowledges the Armenian Genocide, urging the country’s authorities to face their past.

 

 

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